Accession Number : AD0691217

Title :   COMPUTER OPTIMIZATION OF SECOND ORDER RESPONSE SURFACE DESIGNS.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. on Themis optimization research program,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION INST OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s) : Hartley,H. O. ; Ruud,P. G.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : A method is described for determining the optimum levels for the input variables of a quadratic response surface design. The problem is formulated as a mathematical program, and an algorithm for solving the problem is described. Specifically, the problem requires the minimization of the generalized variance subject to linear constraints. Attention is given to the non-convexity of the objective function, and a stochastic control is developed. A number of examples are given to illustrate the method. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPUTER PROGRAMMING, *COMBINATORIAL ANALYSIS), (*MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING, ALGORITHMS), EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, STEEPEST DESCENT METHOD, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, INVARIANCE

Subject Categories : Operations Research
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE