Professional engineers optimize design by stages in consultation with other disciplines, business partners, and clients. It is an inherent part of the professional design process. Optimization is massively multifactorial, and often a product of complex negotiations. All professional engineers, however, agree that an optimal design is the most cost-effective, robust, and safe one achievable with available resources under prevailing conditions.
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Premature optimization is the root of all evil.
Contrary to popular academic opinion, availability of accurate information means that design optimization is most usually and always best applied after a plant has been ...