Geometric Programming for Design and Cost Optimization: (with Illustrative Case Study Problems and Solutions)

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Morgan & Claypool Publishers, Oct 26, 2009 - Computers - 70 pages
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There are numerous techniques of optimization methods such as linear programming, dynamic programming, geometric programming, queuing theory, statistical analysis, risk analysis, Monte Carlo simulation, numerous search techniques, etc. Geometric programming is one of the better tools that can be used to achieve the design requirements and minimal cost objective. Geometric programming can be used not only to provide a specific solution to a problem, but it also can in many instances give a general solution with specific design relationships. These design relationships based upon the design constants can then be used for the optimal solution without having to resolve the original problem. This fascinating characteristic appears to be unique to geometric programming. The purpose of this text is to introduce manufacturing engineers, design engineers, manufacturing technologists, cost engineers, project managers, industrial consultants and finance managers to the topic of geometric programming.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Brief History of Geometric Programming
3
Theoretical Considerations
5
Trash Can Case Study
11
Open Cargo Shipping Box Case Study
15
Metal Casting Cylindrical Riser Case Study
21
Process Furnace Design Case Study
27
Gas Transmission Pipeline Case Study
33
Journal Bearing Design Case Study
37
Metal Casting Hemispherical Top Cylindrical Side Riser
43
Summary and Future Directions
63
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