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A Framework for Flexible Systems and Its Implementation in Multiattribute Decision Making

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Andrew Olewnik, Scott Ferguson

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260

Trevor Brauen

Hebeler Corporation, Buffalo, NY 14260

Kemper Lewis

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260e-mail: kelewis@eng.buffalo.edu

J. Mech. Des 126(3), 412-419 (Sep 01, 2003) (8 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1701874 History: Received June 01, 2001; Revised September 01, 2003
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Figures

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Trends in product design
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Indianapolis Motor Speedway configuration
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Organization of open engineering systems
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Framework for flexible systems design
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Relation of concepts to design process
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Flexible design in performance space
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General flexibility optimization problem setup
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Optimization problem statement for static racecar design
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Performance space plot for racecar model with ranges of flexibility
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Race results for various static and flexible racecar design configurations

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