Role of multi-response principal component analysis in reliability-based robust design optimization: an application to commercial vehicle design

Juhee Lim, Yong Sok Jang, Hong Suk Chang, Jong Chan Park, Jongsoo Lee

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The Taguchi method is a widely used conventional approach for robust design that combines experimental design with quality loss functions. However, this method can be only used in a single-response problem. In this study, we propose the use of principal component analysis (PCA) to consider multi-response problems in the Taguchi method and to investigate the influence factor of a cab suspension system. We compute the normalized quality loss for each response and perform PCA to calculate the multi-response performance index. In this study, control factors with three level combinations and noise factors with random sampling from each normal distribution are considered. Additionally, we applied multi-objective reliability based robust design optimization (RBRDO) to accommodate design uncertainties and its data scattering based on rational probabilistic approaches. This is used to develop the reliability assessment and reliability based design optimization and corresponds to an integrated method that accounts for the design robustness in the objective function and reliability in the constraints.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)785-796
Number of pages12
JournalStructural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Aug 1


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Control and Optimization

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