Carnegie Mellon University

Prof. Biegler publishes new book on nonlinear programming

Larry Biegler's new book, "Nonlinear Programming: Concepts, Algorithms and Applications to Chemical Processes," will be published in September by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM). The book describes and analyzes leading edge nonlinear programming (NLP) concepts and algorithms, especially as they apply to challenging applications in chemical process engineering, including flowsheet optimization, real-time optimization, data reconciliation and model predictive control. It provides a firm grounding in fundamental NLP properties and algorithms and relates them to real-world problem classes in process optimization, thus making the material understandable and useful to both chemical engineers and experts in mathematical optimization.