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The process of optimization involves choosing the best solution from a pool of potential candidate solutions. This article provides a description of some classes of problems and the optimization methods that solve them. These problems include the deterministic single-objective problem, the deterministic multiobjective problem, and the nondeterministic, stochastic optimization problem. The article presents several complementary approaches to solve a wide variety of single-objective and multiobjective mechanical engineering applications. Multiobjective optimization study and stochastic optimization studies are also discussed.

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Alex Van der Velden, Patrick Koch, Santosh Tiwari, 2010. "Design Optimization Methodologies", Metals Process Simulation, D.U. Furrer, S.L. Semiatin

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