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Analysis of Variability in the Design of Wood Products Under Imprecision

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Author(s)

Ronald Giachetti, R Young

Abstract

The design and analysis of many products is performed with imprecisely known parameters, relationships, and environmental conditions. This is especially true for wood products which exhibit greater variability than most materials. Fuzzy set theory applied to the design and analysis of wood products is regarded as a promising approach for modeling the geometric and mechanical property variability. A fuzzy mathematical model is used to analyze the design of a wood beam structure. The analysis is compared with a Monte-Carlo simulation and a root sum of squares analysis approach. The fuzzy set design approach compares favorably with these approaches and has several distinct advantages. It can model user preference as well as imprecision, it is computationally quick, and it better reduces the design space.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the 6th FUZZ-IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
Volume
Volume 3
Conference Dates
July 1-5, 1997
Conference Location
Barcelona, 1, SP

Keywords

decision support tool, engineering design, fuzzy analysis, fuzzy constraints

Citation

Giachetti, R. and Young, R. (1997), Analysis of Variability in the Design of Wood Products Under Imprecision, Proceedings of the 6th FUZZ-IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems, Barcelona, 1, SP, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821165 (Accessed June 14, 2024)

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Created June 30, 1997, Updated October 12, 2021