Abstract

In this work, we study the effect of uncertainties modeling and the choice of objective function on the results of optimization design problems in deterministic and probabilistic contexts. Uncertainties modeling are studied in two cases identified in the literature. The results show how the choice of two different objective functions, which lead to the same results in deterministic case, may lead to opposite results in probabilistic case. Also, the results show how the uncertainties modeling type can affect the antagonism between mean and standard deviation in the reliability-based robust design optimization (RBRDO) problems. Three mechanical applications chosen from the literature are used to illustrate these cases.

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