Full Content is available to subscribers

Subscribe/Learn More  >

Robust Design: Methods and Application to Real World Examples

[+] Author Affiliations
A. Karl, G. May, C. Barcock, G. Webster, N. Bayley

Rolls-Royce plc, Derby, UK

Paper No. GT2006-90649, pp. 145-151; 7 pages
  • ASME Turbo Expo 2006: Power for Land, Sea, and Air
  • Volume 2: Aircraft Engine; Ceramics; Coal, Biomass and Alternative Fuels; Controls, Diagnostics and Instrumentation; Environmental and Regulatory Affairs
  • Barcelona, Spain, May 8–11, 2006
  • Conference Sponsors: International Gas Turbine Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4237-1 | eISBN: 0-7918-3774-2
  • Copyright © 2006 by Rolls-Royce plc


Recent developments in computer capabilities and software have enabled the application of deterministic optimisation and Robust Design methods in real-world aero-engine development programmes. This paper describes both the methods used and several applications of this technology. Using automated processes, deterministic optimisation, and especially Robust Design methods, an increased product quality and reliability have been achieved, while at the same time producing a considerable decrease in development time and cost. It is the application of Robust Design methods that leads to increased product quality and reliability, as deterministic optimisation methods alone often drive on to constraint boundaries, leading to “cliff-edge” designs.

Copyright © 2006 by Rolls-Royce plc



Interactive Graphics


Country-Specific Mortality and Growth Failure in Infancy and Yound Children and Association With Material Stature

Use interactive graphics and maps to view and sort country-specific infant and early dhildhood mortality and growth failure data and their association with maternal

Citing articles are presented as examples only. In non-demo SCM6 implementation, integration with CrossRef’s "Cited By" API will populate this tab (http://www.crossref.org/citedby.html).

Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.

Related Content

Customize your page view by dragging and repositioning the boxes below.

Related eBook Content
Topic Collections

Sorry! You do not have access to this content. For assistance or to subscribe, please contact us:

  • TELEPHONE: 1-800-843-2763 (Toll-free in the USA)
  • EMAIL: asmedigitalcollection@asme.org
Sign In