A Comprehensive Robust Design Approach for Decision Trade-Offs in Complex Systems Design

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Monu Kalsi, Kurt Hacker, Kemper Lewis

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, State University of New York at Buffalo Clifford C. Furnace Hall, Box 604400 Buffalo, NY 14260-4400

J. Mech. Des 123(1), 1-10 (Nov 01, 1999) (10 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1334596 History: Received November 01, 1999
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
Topics: Design
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Comparison of Aero and weights subsystem deviation functions
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System level deviation: equal priority
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