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An Approximation Approach to General Robustness Assessment for Multidisciplinary Systems
Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering
  • Xiaoping Du, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Yi Zhang
Abstract
In many engineering applications, both random and interval variables exist. The mixture of both types of variables has been dealt with in robust design for single-disciplinary systems. This work focuses on robustness assessment for multidisciplinary systems with both random and interval variables. To alleviate the intensive computational demand, a semi-second-order Taylor expansion method is proposed to evaluate robustness. A performance function is approximated with linear terms of random and interval variables, as well as the interaction terms between the two types of variables. Then the maximum and minimum standard deviations of the performance function are computed. With the proposed method, the impact of both random and interval variables on the system robustness can be evaluated efficiently. © 2010 by ASME.
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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
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Article - Journal
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Language(s)
English
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© 2010 American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2010
Citation Information
Xiaoping Du and Yi Zhang. "An Approximation Approach to General Robustness Assessment for Multidisciplinary Systems" Journal of Computing and Information Science in Engineering (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/xiaoping-du/16/