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New Optimization Techniques in Engineering : Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing - Godfrey C. Onwubolu

New Optimization Techniques in Engineering

Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing

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Presently, general-purpose optimization techniques such as Simulated Annealing, and Genetic Algorithms, have become standard optimization techniques. Concerted research efforts have been made recently in order to invent novel optimization techniques for solving real life problems, which have the attributes of memory update and population-based search solutions. The book describes a variety of these novel optimization techniques which in most cases outperform the standard optimization techniques in many application areas. New Optimization Techniques in Engineering reports applications and results of the novel optimization techniques considering a multitude of practical problems in the different engineering disciplines ' presenting both the background of the subject area and the techniques for solving the problems.

Introductionp. 1
New Optimization Techniques
Introduction to Genetic Algorithms for Engineering Optimizationp. 13
Memetic Algorithmsp. 53
Scatter Search and Path Relinking: Foundations and Advanced Designsp. 87
Ant Colony Optimizationp. 101
Differential Evolutionp. 123
SOMA - Self-Organizing Migrating Algorithmp. 167
Discrete Particle Swarm Optimization, illustrated by the Traveling Salesman Problemp. 219
Applications of New Optimization Techniques in Engineering
Chemical/Metallurgical Engineering
Applications in Heat Transferp. 241
Applications in Mass Transferp. 287
Applications in Fluid Mechanicsp. 313
Applications in Reaction Engineeringp. 341
Civil/Environmental Engineering/Interdisciplinary
New Ideas and Applications of Scatter Search and Path Relinkingp. 367
Improvement of Search Process in Genetic Algorithms: An Application of PCB Assembly Sequencing Problemp. 385
An ANTS Heuristic for the Long-Term Car Pooling Problem: ACOp. 411
Genetic Algorithms in Irrigation Planning: A Case Study of Sri Ram Sagar Project, Indiap. 431
Electrical/Electronics Engineering
Optimization of Helical Antenna Electromagnetic Pattern Fieldp. 445
VLSI design: Gate Matrix Layout Problemp. 455
Parametric Optimization of a Fuzzy Logic Controller for Nonlinear Dynamical Systems using Evolutionary Computationp. 479
DNA Coded GA: Rule Base Optimization of FLC for Mobile Robotp. 503
Manufacturing/Industrial Engineering
TRIBES application to the flow shop scheduling problemp. 517
Optimizing CNC Drilling Machine Operations: Traveling Salesman Problem-Differential Evolution Approachp. 537
Particle swarm optimization for the assignment of facilities to locationsp. 567
Differential Evolution for the Flow Shop Scheduling Problemp. 585
Mechanical/Aeronautical Engineering
Evaluation of Form Errors to Large Measurement Data Sets Using Scatter Searchp. 613
Mechanical engineering problem optimization by SOMAp. 633
Scheduling and Production & Control: MAp. 655
Determination of Optimal Machining Conditions Using Scatter Searchp. 681
Extended Frontiers
Extended Frontiers in optimization techniquesp. 703
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ISBN: 9783540201670
ISBN-10: 354020167X
Series: Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 712
Published: February 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 3.96
Weight (kg): 2.65