Best Reference Books – Design Optimization

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Design Optimization subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Design Optimization along with reviews.

Kindly note that we have put a lot of effort into researching the best books on Design Optimization subject and came out with a recommended list of top 10 best books. The table below contains the Name of these best books, their authors, publishers and an unbiased review of books on "Design Optimization" as well as links to the Amazon website to directly purchase these books. As an Amazon Associate, we earn from qualifying purchases, but this does not impact our reviews, comparisons, and listing of these top books; the table serves as a ready reckoner list of these best books.

1. “Optimization for Engineering Design: Algorithms and Examples” by Deb K

“Optimization for Engineering Design: Algorithms and Examples” Book Review: The book contains a number of optimization algorithms which are commonly used in computer-aided engineering design. The book starts with a simple single-variable optimization technique. The book also discusses genetic Algorithms and Simulated Annealing, which are widely used in engineering design problems because of their ability to find global optimum solutions. The book covers topics like topics of optimization such as design and manufacturing, data fitting and regression, inverse problems, scheduling and routing, data mining, intelligent system design. The algorithms are explained in a step-by-step format to facilitate coding in a computer language. It also has worked-out examples which will help for easy understanding. The book is intended for senior undergraduate/postgraduate students of mechanical, production and chemical engineering.

2. “Essentials of Thermal System Design and Optimization” by C Balaji
3. “Multi-Objective Optimization using Evolutionary Algorithms” by Kalyanmoy Deb
4. “Sound Systems: Design and Optimization: Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment” by Bob McCarthy

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“Sound Systems: Design and Optimization: Modern Techniques and Tools for Sound System Design and Alignment” Book Review: The book gives an accessible and unique perspective on the behavior of sound systems in the practical world. It reflects the current trends in the audio field and thus providing readers with the newest methodologies and techniques. It gives a clear explanation, a more streamlined organization, increased coverage of current technologies. The book helps in improving design and optimization decisions by understanding how audiences perceive reinforced sound. It defines speaker array configurations and design strategies that maximize the potential for spatial uniformity.

5. “Oracle SQL Performance Tuning and Optimization: It’s All About the Cardinalities” by Kevin Meade

“Oracle SQL Performance Tuning and Optimization: It’s All About the Cardinalities” Book Review: The book is on SQL Tuning for the Oracle Database. The book gives detailed explanations on processes covering discovery, analysis, and problem resolution. The book helps to learn and apply the FILTERED ROWS PERCENTAGE Cardinality based method of tuning. It helps to construct Query Diagrams, Data Models, and Join Trees. It also helps to build and use Count / Filter / and Reconstruction Queries, Identify Waste in a Query Execution Plan. The book has a chapter on for EXADATA, a LAB which demonstrates the cardinality-based process of SQL Tuning.

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6. “Thermal Design and Optimization” by Adrian Bejan and George Tsatsaronis

“Thermal Design and Optimization” Book Review: The book introduces the latest methodologies for the design of thermal systems and emphasizes engineering economics, system simulation, and optimization methods. The book addresses the recommendations of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology for new courses in design engineering. The book covers topics on Introduction to Thermal System Design, Thermodynamics, Modeling, and Design Analysis, Exergy Analysis, Heat Transfer, Modeling, and Design Analysis, Applications with Heat and Fluid Flow, Applications with Thermodynamics and Heat and Fluid Flow, Economic Analysis, Thermoeconomic Analysis and Evaluation, Thermoeconomic Optimization. It is intended for engineering students, practicing engineers and technical managers.

7. “Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy, Second Edition (Mechanical Engineering)” by Masaaki Imai

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“Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy, Second Edition (Mechanical Engineering)” Book Review: The book tells how to implement cost-effective, incremental improvements in your most critical business processes. It helps to Maximize capacity and reduce inventory at Unga Limited, one of Kenya’s largest flour-milling operations. It helps to improve quality at Inoqe Hospital in Japan. It helps to manage quality improvement by total workforce involvement at Xuji Group Corporation, an electrical manufacturer in China. The book applies the Japanese business philosophy of continuous improvement and process innovation, kaizen, to the critical area of business performance where key transactions take place, the gemba. The book covers topics like Quality, cost, and delivery in the gemba, The five steps of workplace organization, Identifying and eliminating muda–any non-value-adding activity, Visual management, Supervisors’ roles in the lean workplace, Gemba managers’ roles and accountability in sustaining high performance, Just-in-time and total flow management, The CEO’s role in leading a kaizen culture.

8. “Design Optimization” by Syed Asfandyar and Muhammad Rafique
9. “Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems” by Jaluria

“Design and Optimization of Thermal Systems” Book Review: The book gives hands-on guidance that is needed to solve practical and progressively complex design problems. The book gives the basic concepts and procedures for conceptual design, formulation, modeling, simulation, feasible design, and optimization. The book describes traditional as well as emerging techniques. It covers topics on manufacturability, material selection, and sensitivity. It has material on genetic and gradient search methods and highlights significant trends such as knowledge-based design methodology.

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10. “Machine Learning in Action” by Peter Harrington

“Machine Learning in Action” Book Review: The book covers the foundational theories of machine learning with the practical realities of building tools for everyday data analysis. The book uses flexible python language to build programs that implement algorithms for data classification, forecasting, recommendations, and higher-level features like summarization and simplification. It covers topics like classification, numeric prediction, and clustering. It also has algorithms like Apriori, through which we can identify association patterns in large datasets and Adaboost, a meta-algorithm that can increase the efficiency of many machine learning tasks. The book is intended for hobbyists and developers.

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