Stock Image

Nonconvex Optimization in Mechanics: Algorithms, Heuristics and Engineering Applications by the F.E.M. (Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications)

E.S. Mistakidis

0 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1461376726 / ISBN 13: 9781461376729
Published by Springer, 2013
Condition: Good Soft cover
From Books Express (Portsmouth, NH, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since August 14, 2015 Seller Rating 4-star rating

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 389.50 Convert Currency
Shipping: Free Within U.S.A. Destination, rates & speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1998. Bookseller Inventory # 1461376726

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Nonconvex Optimization in Mechanics: ...

Publisher: Springer

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

About this title


Nonconvexity and nonsmoothness arise in a large class of engineering applica­ tions. In many cases of practical importance the possibilities offered by opti­ mization with its algorithms and heuristics can substantially improve the per­ formance and the range of applicability of classical computational mechanics algorithms. For a class of problems this approach is the only one that really works. The present book presents in a comprehensive way the application of opti­ mization algorithms and heuristics in smooth and nonsmooth mechanics. The necessity of this approach is presented to the reader through simple, represen­ tative examples. As things become more complex, the necessary material from convex and nonconvex optimization and from mechanics are introduced in a self-contained way. Unilateral contact and friction problems, adhesive contact and delamination problems, nonconvex elastoplasticity, fractal friction laws, frames with semi­ rigid connections, are among the applications which are treated in details here. Working algorithms are given for each application and are demonstrated by means of representative examples. The interested reader will find helpful references to up-to-date scientific and technical literature so that to be able to work on research or engineering topics which are not directly covered here.


`... The book is well written and organized. It presents an important contribution to the growing field of nonsmooth, nonconvex computational mechanics and engineering. The large number of algorithms and heuristics for nonsmooth optimization problems and the many examples give a comprehensive overview of this field.'
Pekka Neittaanmaki in Mathematical Reviews, 99b:73032
`... The publication of this book ... is a timely and authoritative introduction to the engineering applications of non-smooth/non-convex mechanics. Written by two relatively young experts in both applied mathematics and mechanics, this book presents both an excellent introduction and comprehensive applications for the wide range of non-smooth/non-convex engineering problems with emphasis on numerical optimization and computational mechanics. ... The publication of this book is definitely an important step in the development of non-smooth/non-convex mechanics ...'
Manohar Kamat, David Yang Gao in Applied Mechanics Reviews, 52:6 (1999)
`... the authors, who are well-known active researchers in the field, should be congratulated for having tackled the above difficult, useful and timely task and for having achieved their goals to a large extent, and very successfully. ... this book represents, in my opinion, a noteworthy addition to the literature on engineering mechanics and on its mathematical and numerical methodologies. It is bound to be very useful to researchers, industrial analysts and graduate students alike, in mechanics of materials and structures.'
Giulio Maier in Meccanica, 34:4 (1999)

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

Buy with confidence. Excellent customer service. 30 day return policy.

Books Express LLC
318 US Route 1, STE 2
Kittery ME 03904

Shipping Terms:

Standard and expedited shipping options include shipping and handling costs. Default shipping is by USPS Media Mail and frequently USPS Priority Mail or UPS Ground is used. Books should arrive within 10-14 business days for expedited shipping, and 20-30 business days for standard shipping. Standard shipping can on occasion take up to 30 days for delivery.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express

Check Money Order PayPal Invoice Bank Draft Bank/Wire Transfer Direct Debit (Personally Authorized Payment)