Two applications of design as a sequential decision process

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Abstract

A promising approach to overcome the challenges of exploring a design solution space is to employ Set-Based Design tightly coupled to Model-Based Systems Engineering, and to treat the design process formally as a sequential decision process. In such a paradigm, designers start with an initial set of potential solutions, using lower fidelity models and analyses to winnow the set, with the process sequentially advancing through smaller sets of alternatives using models/analyses of ever increasing fidelity. The bounds around a solution are constricted until a candidate is chosen. This sequential decision process can itself be subjected to analysis, and optimized to most efficiently arrive the final choice. We have developed a formal model of Design as a Sequential Decision Process, and we illustrate the process through two examples. The examples are from two different design problem domains (finite element modeling with variable grid fidelity, bi-level optimization with combinatorial kernel) thus demonstrating the broad utility of the method. Ongoing and future work are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication43rd Design Automation Conference
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791858127
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
EventASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017 - Cleveland, United States
Duration: Aug 6 2017Aug 9 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
Volume2A-2017

Other

OtherASME 2017 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE 2017
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland
Period8/6/178/9/17

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Modeling and Simulation

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    Miller, S. W., Simpson, T. W., & Yukish, M. A. (2017). Two applications of design as a sequential decision process. In 43rd Design Automation Conference (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 2A-2017). American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2017-68150