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MECH 577 Optimum Design (3 credits)

Offered by: Mechanical Engineering (Faculty of Engineering)


Mechanical Engineering : The role of optimization within the design process: Design methodology and philosophy. Constrained optimization: The Kuhn-Tucker conditions. Techniques of linear and non-linear programming. The simplex and the complex methods. Sensitivity of the design to manufacturing errors. Robustness of the design to manufacturing and operation errors.

Terms: Winter 2013

Instructors: Jorge Angeles (Winter)

  • (3-0-6)
  • Prerequisite: MECH 309 or MATH 317 or permission of the instructor