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Large System Optimization Using Decomposition with Soft Specifications

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J. N. Siddall, W. K. Michael

Department of Mechanical Engineering, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

J. Mech. Des 102(3), 506-509 (Jul 01, 1980) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3254776 History: Received June 14, 1979; Online November 17, 2009

Abstract

A method of optimizing large systems is described in which decomposition is used based on the use of trade-off curves and the concept of soft specifications. A generalized formulation is provided and results of a practical example are given.

Copyright © 1980 by ASME
Topics: Optimization
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