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Evaluation of Uncertainties in the Design Process of Complex Mechanical Systems

Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Salerno, Via Giovanni Paolo II 132, 84084 Fisciano, Italy
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Entropy 2017, 19(9), 475; https://doi.org/10.3390/e19090475
Received: 20 July 2017 / Revised: 30 August 2017 / Accepted: 31 August 2017 / Published: 6 September 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wavelets, Fractals and Information Theory III)
In this paper, the problem of the evaluation of the uncertainties that originate in the complex design process of a new system is analyzed, paying particular attention to multibody mechanical systems. To this end, the Wiener-Shannon’s axioms are extended to non-probabilistic events and a theory of information for non-repetitive events is used as a measure of the reliability of data. The selection of the solutions consistent with the values of the design constraints is performed by analyzing the complexity of the relation matrix and using the idea of information in the metric space. Comparing the alternatives in terms of the amount of entropy resulting from the various distribution, this method is capable of finding the optimal solution that can be obtained with the available resources. In the paper, the algorithmic steps of the proposed method are discussed and an illustrative numerical example is provided. View Full-Text
Keywords: uncertainty; non-probabilistic entropy; fair division, design; complexity; multibody systems uncertainty; non-probabilistic entropy; fair division, design; complexity; multibody systems
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Villecco, F.; Pellegrino, A. Evaluation of Uncertainties in the Design Process of Complex Mechanical Systems. Entropy 2017, 19, 475.

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