Title: Simulation of real-life situations in multiresponse problems: a contribution to criteria evaluation in the RSM framework

Authors: Nuno Ricardo Costa; João Lourenço

Addresses: Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Campus do IPS, Estefanilha, 2910-761 Setúbal, Portugal; UNIDEMI/DEMI, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal ' Escola Superior de Tecnologia de Setúbal, Campus do IPS, Estefanilha, 2910-761 Setúbal, Portugal; INESC-ID, Rua Alves Redol 9, 1000-029 Lisboa, Portugal

Abstract: Four multiresponse optimisation problems were simulated under the RSM framework to represent real-life situations and provide a fair basis to compare the performance of optimisation criteria built on different approaches. Different response types, feasible regions, number of responses and variables as well as adverse variance conditions were considered in each problem. An unusual graphical representation of the results provides useful information about working abilities of tested criteria. To help decision-maker in making more informed decisions about solution selection, performance metrics usefulness is also illustrated.

Keywords: bias; decision making; loss function; multiresponse optimisation; performance metrics; optimal solutions; response surface methodology; RSM; robustness; variance; simulation; criteria evaluation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJOR.2015.068742

International Journal of Operational Research, 2015 Vol.23 No.1, pp.15 - 44

Available online: 09 Apr 2015 *

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