# Optimum Design of Mech System

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This course introduces and formulates the optimum design process using unconstrained and constrained optimization methods.

**TEXT**: “Engineering Optimization-Theory and Practice,” Third Edition, by S.S. Rao, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, 1996.

- Overview
- Definitions
- Optimization Problem
- Objective Function
- Examples
- Classification of Optimization Problems

- One-dimensional Searching
- Range Finding
- Quadratic and Cubic Interpolation Methods
- Newton Methods
- Fibonacci and Golden Section Searches

- Multi-dimensional Optima
- Definition
- Lagrange Multipliers
- Examples

- Multi-dimensional Searching
- Gradient Search Method
- Conjugate Directions
- Newton Methods
- Indirect Search Strategies
- Penalty Functions
- Feasible Directions

- Dynamic System Optimization

**Years Taught**: Fall '97