This book will detail and describe the interaction between engineering optimization and sustainability. The limited resources of supplies, materials, capacity, energy, etc. will affect the sustainable developments. The efficient distribution and allocation of these resources is the key to sustainability and mathematical methods of optimization should be most effective for this development. This book will bring an insight into minimization of resources usage and maximization of benefits for sustainable development. The book will be very contemporary and relevant for present day environment and technology, and will also contain problems, solutions, and examples from various engineering fields.
Table of Contents
Introduction to Sustainability Principles, and its Effect on Design and Manufacturing, and other Engineering Field. Ecological Consideration in Engineering. Mathematical Tools for Sustainability. Theory of Optimization and Nonlinear Programming. Geometric Programming Formulation and Sustainability Considerations. Introduction to Signomial Geometric Program (GPG): Standard Form Presentation. Stochastic Geometric Programming and its Application; Engineering. Formulations and Solution of Sustainability Problems. Applications of Geometric Programming to Manufacturing Engineering and Control Problems under Sustainability Considerations. Geometric Programming and Applications to Chemical Engineering Problems. Geometric Programming and its Applications to Electrical and Communication Engineering for Minimization of Energy Use. Geometric Programming and Sustainable Engineering. Financial Engineering and Sustainability Considerations.
Nand K. Jha has had an extended and distinguished career in engineering education. Over the past 40 years, he has been involved in mechanical engineering education in various capacities. He is deeply involved in teaching, research, and the development of mechanical engineering curricula at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In this extended run of teaching and research, he has contributed significantly to manufacturing science, optimization, robotics and automation, green design, and manufacturing. He has published close to 100 papers and books. In his long tenure in the academic field, several organizations have invited him to deliver lectures on research topics of his interest.