Minimizing information content of a design using compliance analysis

A. M.M.Sharif Ullah, Khalifa H. Harib, Ahmed Al Awar

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This study shows that to minimize the information content at an early stage of a design process, three types of compliance are required, namely range, certainty, and requirement compliances. Range compliance measures the average belongingness of a numerical range to a vague linguistic class. Certainty compliance measures how clearly a piece of design information is known or given. Requirement compliance measures how strongly a design alternative fulfills the linguistically defined design requirement or range. To demonstrate the effectiveness of the method, a case study that deals with the selection of optimal materials for a car body is presented. A computing tool is also developed to practice the method using computers.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSAE Technical Papers
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event2007 World Congress - Detroit, MI, United States
Duration: Apr 16 2007Apr 19 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Automotive Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Pollution
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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