Engineering >> Civil & Environmental Engineering

Optimization of a Vessel

by Perla Espinoza


Submitted : Fall 2011

The project consisted of a given vessel whose dimensions were unknown. The objective was to optimize the vessel’s cost in order to find the dimensions that conformed to the given restraints. These restraints were; that the volume of the vessel had to be 40m3 and that the dimensions had to be ones that could yield the lowest cost possible for the vessel.

In order to solve this problem, differentiation and manipulation of equations were used. This was done in order to be able to isolate variables and solve for them more easily. After solving for these variables, they were then taken and put into a general equation that gave the solution to the problem. One can conclude from this project that by going through the problem solving process and utilizing the right equations in the correct way then one can solve any optimization problem without any trouble at all.



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Advisors :
Fernando Burgos, Mathematics and Statistics
Scott Campbell, Chemical & Biomedical Engineering
Suggested By :
Scott Campbell