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Interactive Product Design Selection With an Implicit Value Function

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K. Maddulapalli, S. Azarm

Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MDe-mail: azarm@umd.edu

A. Boyars

Code 4330C, Indian Head Division, Naval Surface Warfare Center, Indian Head, MD

J. Mech. Des 127(3), 367-377 (May 10, 2005) (11 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1829727 History: Received December 29, 2003; Revised June 04, 2004; Online May 10, 2005
Copyright © 2005 by ASME
Topics: Design , Uncertainty
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Examples of (a) quasi-concave, (b) nondecreasing quasi-concave, and (c) non-quasi-concave functions
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Marginal rate of substitution (MRS) between attributes
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Schematic of the deterministic selection method
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Illustration of gradient cut elimination
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Illustration of gradient adjacency elimination (DT2 eliminates DT1)
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Test to find if a trial design is eliminated using gradient adjacency elimination (a) DT1 cannot be eliminated with respect to DT2 because, pl2T1>R, (b) DT1 cannot be eliminated with respect to DT2 because, p/2T1<R but p/1/2T1>R, and (c) DT1 has lower value than DT2 because, pl2T1<R and pl1/2T1<R
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Gradient cut at DT2: (350 operations, 70 dollars, 6 pounds) in the modified attribute space
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Illustration of gradient cut
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Gradient cut at DT1: [450 operations, 74 dollars, 6.9 pounds] in the modified attribute space

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