Delta performance models for selection in decision-based design

Xinbao Gao, Shane Farritor

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Abstract

The paper presents a modeling framework for rational selection between similar designs. Designers often make decisions between similar candidate designs such as deciding which off-the-shelf component should be used or whether to design that component from scratch. Such relative decisions between similar designs are common and important. A theoretical formulation of Delta Performance Models (DPM) is presented. DPM is an engineering design model that represents only the changes in performance that result from the small changes in competing designs. This method explicitly considers uncertainty and utilizes the fact that some uncertainty and modeling error is common to both candidate designs. DPM are intended to exploit the full resolution of engineering design models even if the models do not have high accuracy. The procedure is demonstrated on a simple design task using Monte Carlo simulations and a comparison is made with a traditional model.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages423-429
Number of pages7
StatePublished - Dec 1 2003
Event2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference - Chicago, IL, United States
Duration: Sep 2 2003Sep 6 2003

Conference

Conference2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
CountryUnited States
CityChicago, IL
Period9/2/039/6/03

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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    Gao, X., & Farritor, S. (2003). Delta performance models for selection in decision-based design. 423-429. Paper presented at 2003 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Chicago, IL, United States.