Hybrid Analysis Method for Reliability-Based Design Optimization

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Byeng D. Youn, Kyung K. Choi

Center for Computer-Aided Design and Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52241

Young H. Park

New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM 88003 Center for Computer-Aided Design and Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA 52241   e-mail:ypark@nmsu.edu

J. Mech. Des 125(2), 221-232 (Jun 11, 2003) (12 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1561042 History: Received January 01, 2001; Revised July 01, 2002; Online June 11, 2003
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