DESIGN METHOD EVALUATION - AN EXPERIMENT WITH CORRIDOR SELECTION

A PROTO-TYPICAL EXPERIMENT USING THE PROBLEM OF CORRIDOR SELECTION, FINDING THE BEST PATH FOR A HIGHWAY BETWEEN TWO POINTS THROUGH A KNOWN PATTERN OF COSTS, IS USED TO ILLUSTRATE A METHOD OF DESIGN PROCESS IMPROVEMENT. SOLUTIONS OBTAINED BY 12 STUDENTS WERE COMPARED WITH SOLUTIONS OBTAINED BY DISCRETE DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING FOR A SET OF THREE PROBLEMS. AN EXTENSION TO EVALUATING THE HANDLING OF SEPARATELY DEFINED OBJECTIVES IS SUGGESTED, AND QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE STABILITY OF A SOLUTION WITH RESPECT TO MINOR CHANGES IN THE ALGORITHMS IDENTIFIED.

  • Authors:
    • Hopkins, L D
  • Publication Date: 1973-10

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  • Accession Number: 00200633
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1974 12:00AM