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Engineering and Applied Sciences Optimization

Dedicated to the Memory of Professor M.G. Karlaftis

  • Serves as a forum for scientists working in computational optimization

  • Brings together the scientific community working in the broader field of engineering and applied sciences optimization

  • Includes problem formulations, computational methods and software developments

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

Part of the book series: Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (COMPUTMETHODS, volume 38)

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Table of contents (25 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Motorway Traffic Flow Optimisation in Presence of Vehicle Automation and Communication Systems

    • Claudio Roncoli, Markos Papageorgiou, Ioannis Papamichail
    Pages 1-16
  3. Characterizing Urban Dynamics Using Large Scale Taxicab Data

    • Xinwu Qian, Xianyuan Zhan, Satish V. Ukkusuri
    Pages 17-32
  4. Air Traffic Flow Management Data Mining and Analysis for In-flight Cost Optimization

    • Leonardo L. B. V. Cruciol, Li Weigang, John-Paul Clarke, Leihong Li
    Pages 73-86
  5. Simulation Optimization of Car-Following Models Using Flexible Techniques

    • Vasileia Papathanasopoulou, Constantinos Antoniou
    Pages 87-106
  6. Adaptive Switching of Variable-Fidelity Models in Population-Based Optimization

    • Ali Mehmani, Souma Chowdhury, Weiyang Tong, Achille Messac
    Pages 175-205
  7. Reactive Power and Voltage Control Based on Mesh Adaptive Direct Search Algorithm

    • Seyyed Soheil Sadat Hosseini, Amir H. Gandomi, Alireza Nemati, Seyed Hamidreza Sadat Hosseini
    Pages 217-231
  8. Optimal Placement of Hysteretic Dampers via Adaptive Sensitivity-Smoothing Algorithm

    • Yu Murakami, Katsuya Noshi, Kohei Fujita, Masaaki Tsuji, Izuru Takewaki
    Pages 233-247
  9. Aerodynamic Shape Optimization Using “Turbulent” Adjoint And Robust Design in Fluid Mechanics

    • Kyriakos C. Giannakoglou, Dimitrios I. Papadimitriou, Evangelos M. Papoutsis-Kiachagias, Ioannis S. Kavvadias
    Pages 289-309
  10. Boundary Constraint Handling Affection on Slope Stability Analysis

    • Amir H. Gandomi, Ali R. Kashani, Mehdi Mousavi
    Pages 341-358
  11. Blackbox Optimization in Engineering Design: Adaptive Statistical Surrogates and Direct Search Algorithms

    • Bastien Talgorn, Le Digabel Sébastien, Michael Kokkolaras
    Pages 359-383

About this book

The chapters which appear in this volume are selected studies presented at the First International Conference on Engineering and Applied Sciences Optimization (OPT-i), Kos, Greece, 4-6 June 2014,  and works written by friends, former colleagues and students of the late Professor M. G. Karlaftis; all in the area of optimization that he loved and published so much in himself. The subject areas represented here range from structural optimization, logistics, transportation, traffic and telecommunication networks to operational research, metaheuristics, multidisciplinary and multiphysics design optimization, etc.

 This volume is dedicated to the life and the memory of Professor Matthew G. Karlaftis, who passed away a few hours before he was to give the opening speech at OPT-i. All contributions reflect the warmth and genuine friendship which he enjoyed from his associates and show how much his scientific contribution has been appreciated. He will be greatly missed and it is hoped that this volume will be received as a suitable memorial to his life and achievements.

Keywords

  • Gradient Based and Derivative Free Optimization Algorithms
  • K.G. Karlaftis
  • Logistics, Transportation
  • Multidisciplinary and Multiphysics Design Optimization
  • Operational Research
  • Structural Optimization

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Structural Analysis & Seismic Research, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Nikos D. Lagaros

  • Institute of Structural Analysis & Antiseismic Research, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

    Manolis Papadrakakis

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Hardcover Book USD 219.99
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