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Decision Making in Engineering Design

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Kemper E. Lewis
Kemper E. Lewis
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Wei Chen
Wei Chen
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Linda C. Schmidt
Linda C. Schmidt
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ISBN-10:
0791802469
No. of Pages:
400
Publisher:
ASME Press
Publication date:
2006

Engineering design is an iterative process, where several design alternatives are analyzed to obtain the design that satisfactorily performs a desired task. Traditionally, design approaches have relied more on the intuition and past experience of the designer and less on sound scientific or engineering principles to perform this iterative process of analyzing and choosing the best design.

In recent years, the field of engineering design has witnessed a significant evolution, promoted largely by an exponential growth in the computational resources available to a designer. Moreover, with increasing global competition, designs are required not only to be functional, but also cost-effective,...

15.1 Introduction
15.2 Basics of Optimization
15.3 Multiobjective Optimization
15.4 Formulation of Aggregate Objective Functions
15.5 Introducing Physical Programming
15.6 Linear Physical Programming
15.7 Nonlinear Physical Programming
15.8 Comparison of the GP and LPP Methods
15.9 Example
15.10 Summary
Acknowledgments
References
Problems
Appendix
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