Browse Publications Technical Papers 2007-01-1479
2007-04-16

A Multi-Criteria Decision Making Model for the Design of Machine Structures 2007-01-1479

Engineering design is a process in which the outcome is controlled by different perspectives such as design, manufacturing and testing. Such decision processes may involve only satisfaction of a single design constraint. The problems involving only a single constraint are far too limited and engineering design in general is multi-constraint problem. In view of the very nature of today's developments, most of these design processes are based on multiple perspectives or criteria. Given these different perspectives, ‘multiple-criteria’ and ‘decision making’ are nearly inseparable. Machine structure is one such area where complex decisions are made considering all the various contradicting aspects that affect the design. This paper explores a multiple criteria decision-making (MCDM) model in the context of machine structures. Specifically, the Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) and trade off solutions such as Nash, Kalai-Somordinsky are used for the prioritization of the design alternatives and arriving at a final solution. Three case studies clearly capture the benefits of using this scheme in the context of machine structure applications.

SAE MOBILUS

Subscribers can view annotate, and download all of SAE's content. Learn More »

Access SAE MOBILUS »

Members save up to 43% off list price.
Login to see discount.
Special Offer: With TechSelect, you decide what SAE Technical Papers you need, when you need them, and how much you want to pay.
X