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Introduction of a Product Family Penalty Function Using Physical Programming

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Achille Messac

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Mechanical, Aerospace, and Nuclear Engineering Department, Multidisciplinary Design and Optimization Laboratory, 110 8th Street, Troy, NY 12180e-mail: messac@rpi.edu

Michael P. Martinez

Northeastern University, Mechanical Engineering Department, Multidisciplinary Design Laboratory, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

Timothy W. Simpson

The Pennsylvania State University, Departments of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering and Industrial & Manufacturing Engineering, 329 Leonhard Building, University Park, PA 16802

J. Mech. Des 124(2), 164-172 (May 16, 2002) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1467602 History: Received August 01, 2000; Online May 16, 2002
Copyright © 2002 by ASME
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Class-function ranges for i th generic design metric
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Universal Motor Schematic (G.S. Electric 25)
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Percent mass - 3 Motors
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Percent efficiency - 3 Motors
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Mapping the preferences
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Mass and efficiency combined
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Design tool for determining scaling parameter
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Comparison of solutions

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