Steady-State Vehicle Optimization Using Pareto-Minimum Analysis
Published November 16, 1998 by SAE International in United States
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Designing for optimal performance across a variety of situations involves compromise decisions. Through the investigation of a two-variable optimization of a vehicle for two different “races” the importance of this compromise design is underscored. The use of Pareto-minimal solution techniques, borrowed from game theory, aid in the design process by limiting the number of possible compromise designs, highlighting which solution applies for a given situation and providing some insight to the sensitivity of the design.