Trade-Off Strategies in Engineering Design ∗

  title={Trade-Off Strategies in Engineering Design ∗},
  author={Kevin N. Otto and Erik K. Antonsson},
A formal method to allow designers to explicitly make trade-off decisions is presented. The methodology can be used when an engineer wishes to rate the design by the weakest aspect, or by cooperatively considering the overall performance, or a combination of these strategies. The design problem is formulated with preference rankings, similar to a utility theory or fuzzy sets approach. This approach separates the design trade-off strategyfrom the performance expressions. The details of the… CONTINUE READING


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