Engineering Design Optimizations
Since the past few decades, engineering design and optimization problems have proved to be promising and important areas of research [1,2]. Many researchers, engineers, and practitioners in academics and industry face difficulties in understanding the role of optimization in engineering design. The goal of optimization is not only to achieve a feasible solution, but also to meet design objectives. In most engineering design applications, the basic goal is to minimize the cost of products/production or maximize the efficiency of production. The goal of the overall design process is also to address the issues such as modeling the process, handling the constraints, forming the objective, and some times handling multiple objectives which may be conflicting in nature. With the advancements in high speed computing technologies, the optimization process has become a part of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) methodology. In a nutshell, optimization is a very powerful tool but it must be applied judiciously in order to achieve efficient solution in feasible time. The contents in the book deals with soft computing methods for the design applications in microwave and millimeter-wave domain.
KeywordsParticle Swarm Optimization Soft Computing Microstrip Antenna Soft Computing Method Microwave Component
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