Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications

Global Optimization

Scientific and Engineering Case Studies

Editors: Pintér, János D. (Ed.)

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Optimization models based on a nonlinear systems description often possess multiple local optima. The objective of global optimization (GO) is to find the best possible solution of multiextremal problems. Global Optimization: Selected Case Studies illustrates the applicability of GO modeling techniques and solution strategies to real-world problems.

The contributed chapters cover a broad range of applications from agroecosystem management, assembly line design, bioinformatics, biophysics, black box systems optimization, cellular mobile network design, chemical process optimization, chemical product design, composite structure design, computational modeling of atomic and molecular structures, controller design for induction motors, electrical engineering design, feeding strategies in animal husbandry, the inverse position problem in kinematics, laser design, learning in neural nets, mechanical engineering design, numerical solution of equations, radiotherapy planning, robot design, and satellite data analysis. The solution strategies discussed encompass a range of practically viable methods, including both theoretically rigorous and heuristic approaches.

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This book is intended for researchers and practitioners in academia, research and consulting organizations, and industry.

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"The general subject of global optimization deals with finding the overall minimum of a nonlinear, non-convex objective function, subject to nonlinear, non-convex equality and inequality constraints … . This collection should thus be of use to researchers in algorithms and theory of global optimization, especially those involved in consulting or on teams dealing with practical models. … The collection should also be of use to researchers in particular applications and other consumers of optimization results … ." (Ralph Baker Kearfott, Journal of Global Optimization, Vol. 38, 2007)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

  • A Global Optimization Strategy and Its Use in Solvent Design

    L. E. K. Achenie, G. M. Ostrovsky, M. Sinha

    Pages 1-31

  • Computational Analysis of Human DNA Sequences: An Application of Artificial Neural Networks

    Artemis Hatzigeorgiou, Molly Megraw

    Pages 169-180

  • Non Linear Optimization Models in Water Resource Systems

    Saverio Liberatore, Giovanni M. Sechi, Paola Zuddas

    Pages 227-242

  • A Case Study: Composite Structure Design Optimization

    Zelda B. Zabinsky, Mark E. Tuttle, Charoenchai Khompatraporn

    Pages 507-528

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Optimization
Book Subtitle
Scientific and Engineering Case Studies
Editors
  • János D. Pintér
Series Title
Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications
Series Volume
85
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-30927-9
DOI
10.1007/0-387-30927-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-30408-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4023-0
Series ISSN
1571-568X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 546
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