Metrics for Quality Assessment of a Multiobjective Design Optimization Solution Set

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Jin Wu, Shapour Azarm

  Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742

J. Mech. Des 123(1), 18-25 (Jan 01, 2000) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1329875 History: Received January 01, 2000
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Good point (pg), bad point (pb), ideal point (pI), and max point (pM) in the objective space
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Dominant, inferior, and non-inferior regions of a point
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Dominant, inferior, non-inferior, and observed pareto frontier regions of a set P
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Overall pareto spread and kth pareto spread
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Indifference region Tμ(q), as shown by a shaded grid
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Vibrating platform example
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Two sets of observed Pareto solutions




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