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Amity University Haryana

Optimization Technique
Introduction: Historical Developments, Engineering applications of Optimization
Classical Optimization Techniques: Introduction, Review of single and multivariable optimization
methods with and without constraints, Non-linear one-dimensional minimization problems, Examples.
Constrained Optimization Techniques: Introduction, Direct methods - Cutting plane method and Method
of Feasible directions, Indirect methods - Convex programming problems, Exterior penalty function
method, Examples and problems
Unconstrained Optimization Techniques: Introduction, Direct search method - Random, Univariate and
Pattern search methods, Rosenbrocks method of rotating co-ordinates, Descent methods - Steepest Decent
methods-Quasi-Newtons and Variable metric method, Examples.
Geometric Programming: Introduction, Unconstrained minimization problems, solution of unconstrained
problem from arithmetic-geometric inequality point of view, Constrained minimization problems,
Generalized polynomial optimization, Applications of geometric problems, Introduction to stochastic
optimization.
Novel methods for Optimization: Introduction to simulated annealing, selection of simulated annealing
parameters, simulated annealing algorithm; Genetic Algorithm (GA), Design of GA, Key concepts of GA,
Neural Networks, A frame work for Neural Network models, Construction of Neural Network algorithm,
Examples of simulated algorithm, genetic annealing and Neural Network method.

Q1 Give any ten engineering application of optimization techniques.


Q2. Describe Stochastic Programming in brief.
Q3. Describe the SLP .
Q4. Give the classification of optimization techniques.
Q5. Find extreme point of function
Q6. Describe the univariate method.
Q7Give a review of historical development of optimization technique.
Q8. Define the objective function, design variable & design vector
Q9. Give the necessary & sufficient conditions for a point to maxima (minima).for
multivariable optimization problem.
Q10. Discuss the physical meaning of Lagrange multiplier.
Q11. State the Kuhn-Tucker conditions
Q12. Describe the penalty function method.
Q13. A manufacturing firm producing small refrigerators has entered into a contract to
supply 50 refrigerators at the end of the first month, 50 at the end of the second month,
and 50 at the end of the third. The cost of producing x refrigerators in any month is given
by $(
The firm can produce more refrigerators in any month and carry them to
a subsequent month. However, it costs $20 per unit for any refrigerator carried over from
one month to the next. Assuming that there is no initial inventory, determine the number
of refrigerators to be produced in each month to minimize the total cost.
Q14. Find the dimensions of a box of largest volume that can be inscribed in a sphere of unit
radius with i. Direct Substitution Method ,ii. Constrained Variation Method , iii. Lagrange
multiplier Method

Q15. Minimize
1.
2.

Univaraient Method
Powel Method

starting from the point

. with

3.
4.

Newtons Metod
Hooke Jeev Method

5. Fletcher-Reevs Method
6. Cauchy Method
Q16. A manufacturing firm produces two products, A and B, using two limited resources.
The maximum amounts of resources 1 and 2 available per day are 1000 and 250 units,
respectively. The production of 1 unit of product A requires 1 unit of resource 1 and 0.2
unit of resource 2, and the production of 1 unit of product B requires 0.5 unit of resource
1 and 0.5 unit of resource 2. The unit costs of resources 1 and 2 are given by the relations
(0.375 - 0.00005U1) and
(0.75 - 0.0001U 2), respectively, where U, denotes the
number of units of resource i used ( i = 1 , 2 ) . The selling prices per unit of products A
and B, PA and P B , are given by
PA = 2.00 - 0.0005XA- 0.00015XB , PB = 3.50 - 0.0002XA - 0.0015XB
where XA and XB indicate, respectively, the number of units of products A and B sold.
Formulate the problem of maximizing the profit assuming that the firm can sell all the
units it manufactures.
Q17. Four identical helical springs are used to support a milling machine weighing 5000
Ib. Formulate the problem of finding the wire diameter (d), coil diameter (D), and the
number of turns (N) of each spring (Shown in Fig below) for minimum weight by
limiting the deflection to 0.1 in. and the shear stress to 10,000 psi in the spring. In
addition, the natural frequency of vibration of the spring is to be greater than 100 Hz. The
stiffness of the spring (k), the shear stress in the spring (), and the natural frequency of
vibration of the spring (fn) are given by

where G is the shear modulus, F the compressive load on the spring, w the weight of the spring, p
the weight density of the spring, and Ks the shear stress correction factor. Assume that the material
is spring steel with G = 12 X 106 psi and p = 0.3 lb/in3, and the shear stress correction factor is Ks
=1.05.

Q18. Explain the procedure of Fletcher-Reevs Method .


Q19.

Write short note any two

i)
Pattern search methods
ii)
Constrained Optimization Techniques:
iii)
Quasi Newton Method
iv)
Neural Networks,
Q20. Write short note any two
i)
Convex programming problems
ii)
Genetic Algorithm (GA),
iii)
Quasi Newton Method
iv)
Simulated Annealing

Q21. Enlist the methods used to solve the optimization problem with equality
constrained & explain two of them.

Q22. Explain the geometric programming problem.


Q23. Explain the Newton method & modify Newton method & their limitation.
Q.24 Minimize the function f(x) = 0.65 - [0.75/(1 + x2)]- 0.65 x tan-1(1/ x) using the golden
section method with n = 6.

Q.25 Show that the Newton's method finds the minimum of a quadratic function in one iteration. .
Q.26 Find the minimum of = x(x 1.5) in the interval (0.0,1.00) to within 10% of the exact
value.
Q. 27 Find the maximum of the function/(X) = 2x1 + x2 + 10 subject to g(X) = x1 + 2x2 2 = 3 using
the Lagrange multiplier method.