"Design requires a series of decisions, and one of the major challenges engineering designers face is making decisions under uncertainty. The engineering designer must choose the best design among various alternatives. This work evaluates the use of utility functions to make decisions under uncertainty with both random and interval variables. Uncertainty cannot be eliminated completely, but it can be reduced. Most current methods treat only aleatory uncertainty. Here, however, both aleatory and epistemic uncertainties are addressed in the context of engineering design. Methods such as moment matching method and worst case analysis are used to incorporate uncertainty into design problems"--Abstract, page iii.
Midha, A. (Ashok)
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Missouri University of Science and Technology
viii, 70 pages
© 2009 Sashank Vasireddy, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Uncertainty -- Mathematical models
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Vasireddy, Sashank, "Decision-based design under uncertainty with intervals" (2009). Masters Theses. 4660.