Integration of the response surface methodology with the compromise decision support problem in developing a general robust design procedure

Wei Chen, Kwok Leung Tsui, Janet K. Allen, Farrokh Mistree

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Abstract

In this paper we introduce a comprehensive and rigorous robust design procedure to overcome some limitations of the current approaches. A comprehensive approach is general enough to model the two major types of robust design applications, namely, • robust design associated with the minimization of the deviation of performance caused by the deviation of noise factors (uncontrollable parameters), AND • robust design due to the minimization of the deviation of performance caused by the deviation of control factors (design variables). We achieve mathematical rigor by using, as a foundation, principles from the design of experiments and optimization. Specifically, we integrate the Response Surface Method (RSM) with the compromise Decision Support Problem (DSP). Our approach is especially useful for design problems where there are no closed-form solutions and system performance is computationally expensive to evaluate. The design of a solar powered irrigation system is used as an example. Our focus in this paper is on illustrating our approach rather than on the results per se.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication21st Design Automation Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Pages485-492
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780791817162
DOIs
StatePublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes
EventASME 1995 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1995, collocated with the ASME 1995 15th International Computers in Engineering Conference and the ASME 1995 9th Annual Engineering Database Symposium - Boston, United States
Duration: Sep 17 1995Sep 20 1995

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume1

Conference

ConferenceASME 1995 Design Engineering Technical Conferences, DETC 1995, collocated with the ASME 1995 15th International Computers in Engineering Conference and the ASME 1995 9th Annual Engineering Database Symposium
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston
Period9/17/959/20/95

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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