Implementing the Method of Imprecision: An Engineering Design Example

William S. Law and Erik K. Antonsson

Proceedings of the Third IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems
(FUZZ-IEEE 94) (June 1994), Volume 1, IEEE, pages 358-363. Invited paper.


The Imprecise Design Tool (IDT) presented in this paper implements the method of imprecision, which incorporates the designer's uncertainty in choice into design calculations, using a mathematics derived from fuzzy sets. IDT is intended to be a computational tool for preliminary engineering design.