Date of Award
Master of Engineering (ME)
Professor J.N. Siddall
The problem considered is that of obtaining an optimum solution to large nonlinear engineering system by coordinated optimum solutions of smaller sub-systems. The technique produces a way of displaying graphically and numerically the trade-offs between each sub-system design objective and the sub-system joint design specifications. A nonlinear multi-variable fitting model is developed to represent the trade-off hypersurface. Shape, potential and advantages of the trade-off surfaces also are illustrated.
Michael, Wahid K., "Large System Optimization Using Decomposition With Soft Specifications" (1977). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 382.