OPERATIONS RESEARCH I

Course Information
TitleΕΠΙΧΕΙΡΗΣΙΑΚΗ ΕΡΕΥΝΑ Ι / OPERATIONS RESEARCH I
Code125
FacultyEngineering
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorDimitrios Vlachos
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID20000306

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 278
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreCompulsory536

Class Information
Academic Year2014 – 2015
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours6
Class ID
20051651
Type of the Course
  • Background
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Learning Outcomes
• The knowledge of the basic mathematical programming (Linear and Non-linear) concepts and methods. • The ability to model a real-world operational problem by the development of the appropriate mathematical programming model. • The ability to solve mathematical programming models by employing the appropriate operations research methodologies and algorithms. • The ability to handle data and solve mathematical programming models using computer software. • The ability to perform sensitivity/"what-if" analyses on the results of operations research problems. • The ability to interpret the results of an operations research problem's solution.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an international context
Course Content (Syllabus)
Introduction to optimization, mathematical programming models, variables, objective function parameters, constraints. Linear programming theory, graphical solution, Simplex method, revised Simplex method, dual theory, dual Simplex method and sensitivity analysis. Transportation algorithm, assignment algorithm, transshipment algorithm.Linear programming problem solving using computer software.Integer programming.Non-linear programming.Classic methods for solving non-linear models (with or without constraints), Karush-Kuhn-Tucker (KKT) conditions. Non-linear programming applications.
Keywords
Linear Programming, Dual Theory, Integer Programming, Non-linear Programming
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
  • Computer software
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
Description
MS Powerpoint presentations.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.3
Tutorial260.9
Total652.2
Student Assessment
Description
Midterm and final written exams.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Λουκάκης, Μ., Γραμμικός Προγραμματισμός, Εκδόσεις Σοφία, 3η έκδοση, 2010
Additional bibliography for study
1. Hillier, F. S. and Lieberman, G. J., Introduction to Operations Research, McGraw-Hill, 9th ed., 2010. 2. Taha, H. A., Operations Research: An Introduction, Pearson Education, 9th ed., 2010.
Last Update
12-09-2013