Multiple response surface methods in computer simulation

Douglas C. Montgomery, Vernon M. Bettencourt

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This paper reviews the application of multiple re sponse surfaces to multiple-variable optimization problems and describes how these techniques may be used in analyzing computer simulation experiments. An example with four response surfaces illustrates the method. In it a simulation of a tank duel is analyzed to determine the values of two independent (input) variables that will optimize four dependent (output) variables simultaneously. The problem examined is that of training battle-tank crews, and the optimization procedure used is based on the Geoffrion-Dyer interactive vector maximal algorithm.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-121
Number of pages9
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1977
Externally publishedYes


  • Geoffrion-Dyer interactive vector maximal algorithm
  • multivariable optimization, tank warfare

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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