Non-Gradient Based Parameter Sensitivity Estimation for Single Objective Robust Design Optimization

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S. Gunawan, S. Azarm

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

J. Mech. Des 126(3), 395-402 (Oct 01, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1711821 History: Received April 01, 2003; Revised October 01, 2003
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
Topics: Design , Optimization
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Distributions of robust optima on a contour plot
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Distributions of robust optima on a cross-section plot
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Sensitivity region of a design alternative
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Concept of directional sensitivity
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Most and least sensitive directions of a sensitivity region
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Worst case estimation of the sensitivity region
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Interior and exterior circles of a normalized tolerance region
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Tolerance region and robustness index
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Bi-level solution approach to robust optimization
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Surface plot of the wine-bottle function
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Sensitivity region and WCSR of the optima: (a) conventional, (b) robust
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Sensitivity comparison between conventional and robust optima



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