1. Introduction
  2. A Short History of Optimization
  3. Numerical Models and Solvers
  4. Unconstrained Gradient-Based Optimization
  5. Constrained Gradient-Based Optimization
  6. Computing Derivatives
  7. Gradient-Free Optimization
  8. Discrete Optimization
  9. Multiobjective Optimization
  10. Surrogate-Based Optimization
  11. Convex Optimization
  12. Optimization Under Uncertainty
  13. Multidisciplinary Design Optimization

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Martins, J. R. R. A. and Ning, A., Engineering Design Optimization, Cambridge University Press, 2022.

author = {Martins, Joaquim R. R. A. and Ning, Andrew},
title = {Engineering Design Optimization},
isbn = {9781108833417},
publisher = {Cambridge University Press},
month = {Jan},
year = {2022}