In this paper, strategies appropriate for the computer support of engineering catalog selection are presented for selection problems involving multiple objectives. Problems with and without random and uncertain parameters are considered, and appropriate computer-assisted methods for their solution developed. Special attention is paid to the question of when the generation of a utility function using the methods of multi-attribute utility analysis is a useful part of the selection method. Motor catalog selection examples are used to clarify the concepts.

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