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Multicriteria Analysis in Engineering Using the PSI Method with MOVI 1.0

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ISBN-10: 1402007086

ISBN-13: 9781402007088

Edition: 2002

Authors: Roman B. Statnikov, Joseph B. Matusov

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Optimization methods have been considered in many articles, monographs, and handbooks. However, experts continue to experience difficulties in correctly stating optimization problems in engineering. These troubles typically emerge when trying to define the set of feasible solutions, i.e. the constraints imposed on the design variables, functional relationships, and criteria. The Parameter Space Investigation (PSI) method was developed specifically for the correct statement and solution of engineering optimization problems. It is implemented in the MOVI 1.0 software package, a tutorial version of which is included in this book. The PSI method and MOVI 1.0 software package have a wide range…    
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Book details

List price: $139.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Publication date: 6/30/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 262
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Preface
Parameter Space Investigation Method and Its Applications
Multicriteria Optimization and Parameter Space Investigation Method
Generalized Formulation of Multicriteria Optimization Problems
Systematic Search in Multidimensional Domains by Using Uniformly Distributed Sequences
The Parameter Space Investigation Method is a Tool for Formulating and Solving Engineering Optimization Problems
Some Possibilities of the PSI Method
Approximation of Feasible Solution and Pareto Optimal Sets
Several Examples of Multicriteria Design
Examples 1 and 2: Metal Cutting Machine Tools and Their Units
Example 3: Automotive Valve Gear Design
Example 4: The Rear Axle Housing for a Truck
Example 5: Improving the Truck Frame Prototype
Decomposition and Aggregation of Large-scale Systems
Construction of Hierarchically Consistent Solutions
Example: Design of a Car for Shock Protection
Multicriteria Identification
Adequacy of Mathematical Models
Multicriteria Identification and Operational Development
Example 1: Multicriteria Identification of Characteristics of a Spindle Unit and Its Operational Development
Example 2: Operational Development of a Vehicle
Optimal Design and Multicriteria Control
A New Approach to Solving the Problem
Example 1: Multistage Axial Flow Compressor for an Aircraft Engine
Example 2: Multicriteria Optimization of the Design of a Robot
Addendum
References
Index
MOVI Software 1.0 Package User's Manual
Introduction
General Description of the MOVI 1.0 Software Package
Unit I: Entering New Data
Unit II: Probing the Parameter Space
Unit III: Check for the Fulfillment of Functional Constraints
Unit IV: Evaluation of Criteria
Unit V: Compiling the Test Table
Unit VI: Definition of Criteria Constraints. Generation of a Feasible Set
Unit VII: Generation of the Pareto Optimal Set
Unit VIII: Analyzing the Results. Constructing Tables of Results, Histograms, and Graphs
Unit IX: Determining the Best Solution
System Requirements
Contents of the Distribution Package
Installing the MOVI 1.0 Software Package and Getting Started
Installing the MOVI 1.0 Software Package
Adding the "Oscillator" and "Oscillator 1" Test Problems
How to Start the MOVI 1.0 Program
Uninstalling MOVI
Interface Library Development Manual
Purpose of the Interface Library: Preliminary Information
Interface Library Development
Interface Library Example
Database Manager User's Manual
Purpose
Starting the Program and Description of the Interface
Editing the Problem Name, Folder, and Interface Library
Database Integrity Check
Adding and Deleting a Problem
MOVI 1.0 Operation
Main Menu Item Data Input
Main Menu Item Check of Primary Constraints
Main Menu Item Test Tables
Main Menu Item Tables
Main Menu Item Historgrams and Graphs
Main Menu Item Perform One Test
Main Menu Item Combine Solutions
Main Menu Item Service
Printing Reports
Exercises
Exercise A. Construction of a Full Test Table (Test Table I). Dialogues with the Computer. Truncated Test Table. Table of Criteria Failures
Exercise B. Truncated Test Table. Table of Functional Failures: Test Table II
Exercise C. Analysis of Tables of Criteria and Design Variables. Histograms. Graphs of Criteria versus Design Variables
Exercise D. Construction of the Combined Feasible and Pareto Optimal Sets. The Menu Item Combine Solutions
Examples of Points of the LP[subscript tau] Sequence
Problem Files