Optimization Methods for Mechanical Design

Course IDCourse NameInstructorRoom NumbessrTime
ME7680 Optimization Methods for Mechanical DesignSHANKAR KRISHNAPILLAIMSB 358Slot-D

Course Contents

Introduction to Optimal Design: feasibility and boundedness, topography of search space, classification of methods. Single variable optimization problems, Gradient and Direct search based methods. Constrained and unconstrained problems, problems with non-linear constraints. (With emphasis on applications to Machine Design/Product Design, Vibration control). Non traditional optimization methods. Optimization with parameter uncertainities – Robust Optimisation, formulation, algorithms, applications. Methods of Multi-Disciplinary Optimization (MDO) with case studies in automotive engineering. Optimization for modular design. System Identification (inverse) problems with applications on Structural Health


Text/Reference Books

S. S. Rao, Engineering Optimization

Kalyanmoy Deb, Optimization for Engineering Design