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Introduction

  • Ali Kaveh
  • Majid Ilchi Ghazaan
Chapter

Abstract

The action of making the best or most effective use of a situation or resource is called optimization. Optimization problems are studied in different fields and various steps need to be taken to achieve an optimal solution for a problem. These steps are as follows: The parameters of the problem, which can be either continuous or discrete, should be recognized. The objective function(s) and the constraints of the problem have to be identified. At the end, a suitable optimizer should be chosen and employed to solve the problem.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil EngineeringIran University of Science and TechnologyTehranIran

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