Mechanical Design Optimization Using Advanced Optimization Techniques

  • R. Venkata Rao
  • Vimal J. Savsani

Part of the Springer Series in Advanced Manufacturing book series (SSAM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. R. Venkata Rao, Vimal J. Savsani
    Pages 1-3
  3. R. Venkata Rao, Vimal J. Savsani
    Pages 5-34
  4. R. Venkata Rao, Vimal J. Savsani
    Pages 133-194
  5. R. Venkata Rao, Vimal J. Savsani
    Pages 231-233
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-320

About this book


Mechanical design includes an optimization process in which designers always consider objectives such as strength, deflection, weight, wear, corrosion, etc. depending on the requirements. However, design optimization for a complete mechanical assembly leads to a complicated objective function with a large number of design variables. It is a good practice to apply optimization techniques for individual components or intermediate assemblies than a complete assembly. Analytical or numerical methods for calculating the extreme values of a function may perform well in many practical cases, but may fail in more complex design situations. In real design problems, the number of design parameters can be very large and their influence on the value to be optimized (the goal function) can be very complicated, having nonlinear character. In these complex cases, advanced optimization algorithms offer solutions to the problems, because they find a solution near to the global optimum within reasonable time and computational costs.

Mechanical Design Optimization Using Advanced Optimization Techniques presents a comprehensive review on latest research and development trends for design optimization of mechanical elements and devices. Using examples of various mechanical elements and devices, the possibilities for design optimization with advanced optimization techniques are demonstrated. Basic and advanced concepts of traditional and advanced optimization techniques are presented, along with real case studies, results of applications of the proposed techniques, and the best optimization strategies to achieve best performance are highlighted. Furthermore, a novel advanced optimization method named teaching-learning-based optimization (TLBO) is presented in this book and this method shows better performance with less computational effort for the large scale problems.

Mechanical Design Optimization Using Advanced Optimization Techniques will be useful to the industrial product designers for realizing a product as it presents new models and optimization techniques to make tasks easier, logical, efficient and effective. The book is intended for designers, practitioners, managers, institutes involved in design related projects, applied research workers, academics, and graduate students in mechanical and industrial engineering.


Advanced Optimization Techniques Benchmark Functions Mechanical Design Multi-objective Optimization Non-linear Optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • R. Venkata Rao
    • 1
  • Vimal J. Savsani
    • 2
  1. 1., Mechanical Engineering DepartmentS.V. National Institute of TechnologySuratIndia
  2. 2.and Technology, Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringB. H. Gardi College of EngineeringRajkotIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2747-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2748-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1860-5168
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