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1st Edition

Designing Engineering Structures using Stochastic Optimization Methods

ISBN 9780367255190
Published April 27, 2020 by CRC Press
236 Pages 12 Color & 41 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Among all aspects of engineering, design is the most important step in developing a new product. A systematic approach to managing design issues can only be accomplished by applying mathematical optimization methods. Furthermore, due to the practical issues in engineering problems, there are limitations in using traditional methods. As such, stochastic optimization methods such as differential evolution, simulated annealing, and genetic algorithms are preferable in finding solutions in design optimization problems. This book reviews mechanical engineering design optimization using stochastic methods. It introduces students and design engineers to practical aspects of complicated mathematical optimization procedures, and outlines steps for wide range of selected engineering design problems. It shows how engineering structures are systematically designed. Many new engineering design applications based on stochastic optimization techniques in automotive, energy, military, naval, manufacturing process and fluids-heat transfer, are described in the book. For each design optimization problem described, background is provided for understanding the solutions. There are very few books on optimization that include engineering applications. They cover limited applications, and that too of well-known design problems of advanced and niche nature. Common problems are hardly addressed. Thus, the subject has remained fairly theoretical. To overcome this, each chapter in this book is contributed by at least one academic and one industrial expert researcher.

Table of Contents

Mathematical Background

Levent Aydin, H.Seçil Artem, and Selda Oterkus

Stochastic Optimization Methods

H. Irem Erten, H.Arda Deveci, and H. Seçil Artem

Mathematica and Optimization

Melih Savran, Harun Sayi, and Levent Aydin

Design and Optimization of Glass Reinforced Composite Driveshafts for Automotive Industry

Melih Savran, Ozan Ayakdaş, Levent Aydin, and M. Eren Dizlek

Dual Mass Flywheel Optimization

Ümmühan Gümüş, Levent Aydin, Okan Yazici, and Samet Kabacaoğlu

Wind Turbine Optimization by using Stochastic Methods

Ebru Düz, Levent Aydin, Selda Oterkus, and Mahir Tosun

Development of Optimum Hydrogen Storage Vessels

Harun Sayi, Ozan Ayakdaş, Levent Aydin, and H. Seçil Artem

Optimization of Surface Roughness in Slicing Process of Silicon Ingots

Savas Ozturk, Nilay Kucukdogan, Levent Aydin, and Ayşe Seyhan

Design and Optimization of Permanent Magnet Synchronous Generators

Erhan Nergiz, Levent Aydin, Durmuş Uygun, Nilay Kucukdogan, and Yucel Cetinceviz

Design Optimization of an Offshore Wind Turbine

H. Irem Erten, Levent Aydin, Selda Oterkus, Erkan Oterkus, and H. Seçil Artem

Structural optimization of bulk carrier bottom stiffened panels by using multiple nonlinear regression model

Mehmet Sari, İlhan Tatar, Levent Aydin, Selda Oterkus, and Erkan Oterkus

Optimization of Weld Bead Geometry for TIG Welding Process

Fatih Turhan, Cansu Yildirim, and Levent Aydin

Geometrical Optimization for a Cold Extrusion Process

Sezgin Yurtdas, Levent Aydin, Cenk Kilicaslan, and H.Irem Erten

Aerodynamic Optimization of a Compressor Rotor Using Genetic Algorithm

Orçun Kor, and Sercan Acarer

Heat Transfer Optimization by Multiple Nonlinear Neuro-regression Approach

for Ground Source Heat Exchanger

Şahin Güngör, and Murat Aydin

Thermal Optimization of Lightweight and Micro-porous Clay Bricks for Building Applications

Savas Ozturk, Mucahit Sutcu, Levent Aydin, and Osman Gencel

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Levent Aydin is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering, İzmir Katip Çelebi University, İzmir, Turkey. He received his PhD in 2011 in mechanical engineering from İzmir Institute of Technology. His main scholarly interests are stochastic optimization, mechanics of composite materials, applied mathematics and modeling. He has written more than 60 articles including book chapters, journal papers, and conference proceedings on stochastic optimization and modeling in engineering. He is also a consultant for many industrial RD projects of the engineering companies. Dr. Aydin is the founder of optimization, modeling and applied math research group (OMA-RG).

H. Seçil Artem received her BSc, master and doctoral degree in engineering sciences from Middle East Technical University, Turkey and worked as a research assistant. She is currently an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at İzmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey. Since joining IZTECH in 1999, she contributed to many courses on solid mechanics and engineering mathematics. Dr. Artem’s research interests cover fracture mechanics, composite mechanics, in particular design and optimization.  She has published book chapters on fiber composites.

Selda Oterkus is an Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering Department, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. She received her PhD in 2015 in mechanical engineering from University of Arizona. Her main research interests are computational mechanics, fracture mechanics and multi-physics analysis. She has published more than 35 articles including book chapters and journal papers on computational mechanics, fracture mechanics and multi-physics analysis. Her research has been funded by organisations including British Council, US Air Force Laboratory, Babcock, QinetiQ and McDermott. She is the Vice-Director of Peri Dynamics Research Center (PDRC).