Optimization in Engineering design (DP 803)

Course Name: 

Optimization in Engineering design (DP 803)


M.Tech (Construction Technology and Management)




Open Electives (OE)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Optimization problem formulation - Design variables, constraints, objective function and variable; bounds. Single-Variable ; Single Variable Optimization Algorithm: Bracketing Melliotls Exhaustive Search Method and bounding; Phase Method. ; Region Elimination Methods: Fibonacci Search method and Golden section search method. Gradient based ; methods, Newton - Raphson method, Bisection Method, Secant Method, and Cubic Search Method. Computer programs for bounding phase method and golden section search method; Multivariable Optimization Algorithms: Direct search methods. Simplex search method and Hooke- Jeeves pattern search method. Gradient based methods, Constrained Optimization Algorithms- Kuhn- Tucker conditions, penalty function. Method, method of multipliers, cutting plane method, Generalized Reduced Gradient method, computer program for penalty function method. Integer programming - penalty function method. Global optimization using the steepest descent method, genetic algorithms and simulated annealing.


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Department of Civil Engineering, NITK, Surathkal
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Karnataka, India.

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