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Real and Misconceived Limitations to Decision Based Design With Utility Analysis

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Deborah L. Thurston

Decision Systems Laboratory, University of Illinois, 104 S. Mathews Avenue, Urbana, IL 61801e-mail: thurston@uiuc

J. Mech. Des 123(2), 176-182 (Jul 01, 1999) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1363610 History: Received July 01, 1999
Copyright © 2001 by ASME
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Traditional analysis predicts how weight worsens as diameter increases
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Traditional analysis predicts how fatigue performance improves as diameter increases
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Utility function identifies diameter resulting in best combination of weight and fatigue resistance
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Test to determine if X1 is utility independent of X2
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Test of additive independence condition between X1 and X2

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