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3266. Principles of Optimum Design

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Application of mathematical optimization concepts to the numerical solution of engineering design problems. Heuristic methods for the solution of optimization problems for which efficient gradient-based solution methods cannot be used. When and how to cast a design problem into an optimization problem, choosing an appropriate algorithm to solve it, how to interpret the results of the optimization, and how to diagnose problems when things go wrong.

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