RESEARCH PAPERS: Design Automation Papers

Consideration of Worst-Case Manufacturing Tolerances in Design Optimization

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Richard J. Balling

Department of Civil Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602

Joseph C. Free, Alan R. Parkinson

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602

J. Mech., Trans., and Automation 108(4), 438-441 (Dec 01, 1986) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3258751 History: Received July 09, 1986; Online November 19, 2009


The paper discusses the effect of manufacturing tolerances for the design variables on the solution to an optimization problem. Two formulations of the tolerance problem in an optimization context are presented. Linearization is employed to reduce the problems to quadratic and linear programming problems. The formulations and solutions of the two tolerance problems are illustrated with an example application.

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