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A robust design methodology suitable for application to one-off products

Whitfield, R.I. and Wright, P.N.H. and Coates, G. and Hills, W. (1998) A robust design methodology suitable for application to one-off products. Journal of Engineering Design, 9 (4). pp. 373-387. ISSN 0954-4828

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Abstract

Robust design is an activity of fundamental importance when designing large, complex, one-off engineering products. Work is described which is concerned with the application of the theory of design of experiments and stochastic optimization methods to explore and optimize at the concept design stage. The discussion begins with a description of state-of-the-art stochastic techniques and their application to robust design. The content then focuses on a generic methodology which is capable of manipulating design algorithms that can be used to describe a design concept. An example is presented, demonstrating the use of the system for the robust design of a catamaran with respect to seakeeping.