CME8008 : Optimisation
- Offered for Year: 2019/20
- Module Leader(s): Mr John Dalton
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||5|
To develop an understanding of the principles of standard optimisation technique. To understand where the techniques can be beneficially applied.
The chemical industry has undergone significant changes over the last two decades due to, amongst other things, the increased cost of energy and increased global competition. One of the most important tools for addressing these issues is optimisation. To apply optimisation techniques effectively, both theory and practice must be understood, both of which are covered in this module.
Outline Of Syllabus
Preliminary mathematics (cost functions, matrices, vectors, Grad., Curl, Least Squares), EVOP, Problem formulation, Necessary and sufficient conditions, Unconstrained multivariable optimisation (gradient based techniques, gradient free), Constrained optimisation (Lagrange multipliers, penalty functions etc.), Linear Programming, Application areas (e.g. Optimisation of Reactors, Distillation trains, Predictive Control). Basic scheduling methods.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||9||1:00||9:00||Report Writing|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||3:00||18:00||Computing practice session|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||11||1:00||11:00||Review lecture material, prepare for small group teaching and assessment|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Lectures convey the mathematical concepts and theory of optimisation and optimisation algorithms and methods, computing practice sessions support this through illustration and allow completion of assignment work.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Report||2||M||50||10 pages. Issued week 2|
|Report||2||M||50||10 pages. Issued week 5|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
The assignment allows more realistic engineering problems to be set and solved using software on a computer, it also develops the key skills listed above.