A Decision-Analytic Approach to Reliability-Based Design Optimization

  title={A Decision-Analytic Approach to Reliability-Based Design Optimization},
  author={Robert F. Bordley and Stephen M. Pollock},
  journal={Oper. Res.},
Reliability-based design optimization is concerned with designing a product to optimize an objective function, given uncertainties about whether various design constraints will be satisfied. However, the widespread practice of formulating such problems as chance-constrained programs can lead to misleading solutions. While a decision-analytic approach would avoid this undesirable result, many engineers find it difficult to determine the utility functions required for a traditional decision… Expand
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