Response surfaces: summarizing complex simulation results in a manner suitable for inexpensive use by architects and builders

@inproceedings{Phillips1981ResponseSS,
  title={Response surfaces: summarizing complex simulation results in a manner suitable for inexpensive use by architects and builders},
  author={George M. Phillips and Anthony V. Sebald},
  year={1981}
}
Response surfaces are proposed as a means for summarizing simulation results. This methodology is an inexpensive way to very accurately provide: (1) assistance in choosing the minimum number of simulation runs needed to analyze a given problem; (2) a simple way to summarize the results of a complex simulation analysis; and (3) a very exact, closed form equation to represent the simulation. Essentially, this technique allows one to choose a small number of full simulations to analyze a given… CONTINUE READING