Search methods – Concept of interval of uncertainty, reduction ratio, reduction ratios of
simple search techniques like exhaustive search, dichotomous search, Fibonacci search
and Golden section search – numerical examples.

Linear programming – two variable problem –graphical solution.

New generation optimization techniques – Genetic algorithm and simulated annealing -
examples.

Introduction to Bayesian framework for optimization- examples.

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Thermodynamics.

Fluid Mechanics.

Heat Transfer.

Essentials of Thermal System Design and Optimization, Prof. C. Balaji, Aue Books, New Delhi in India and CRC Press in the rest of the world.

Design and optimization of thermal systems, Y.Jaluria, Mc Graw Hill, 1998.

Elements of thermal fluid system design, L.C.Burmeister, Prentice Hall, 1998.

Design of thermal systems, W.F.Stoecker, Mc Graw Hill, 1989.

Introduction to optimum design, J.S.Arora, Mc Graw Hill, 1989.

Optimization for engineering design - algorithms and examples, K.Deb, Prentice Hall, 1995.

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