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Comparison of ilities for protection against uncertainty in system design

Chalupnik, MJ and Wynn, DC and Clarkson, PJ (2013) Comparison of ilities for protection against uncertainty in system design. Journal of Engineering Design, 24. pp. 814-829. ISSN 0954-4828

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The concepts of reliability, robustness, adaptability, versatility, resilience and flexibility have been used to describe how a system design can mitigate the likely impact of uncertainties without removing their sources. With the increasing number of publications on designing systems to have such ilities, there is a need to clarify the relationships between the different ideas. This short article introduces a framework to compare these different ways in which a system can be insensitive to uncertainty, clarifying their meaning in the context of complex system design. We focus on relationships between the ilities listed above and do not discuss in detail methods to design-for-ilities. © 2013 The Author(s). Published by Taylor & Francis.

Item Type: Article
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
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Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2017 19:12
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2021 02:24
DOI: 10.1080/09544828.2013.851783