Desirability Functions in Multiresponse Optimization


30th Euro Mini-Conference on Optimization in the Natural Sciences (EmC-ONS), Aveiro, Portugal, 5 - 09 February 2014, vol.499, pp.129-146 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 499
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/978-3-319-20352-2_9
  • City: Aveiro
  • Country: Portugal
  • Page Numbers: pp.129-146
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Desirability functions (DFs) play an increasing role for solving the optimization of process or product quality problems having various quality characteristics to obtain a good compromise between these characteristics. There are many alternative formulations to these functions and solution strategies suggested for handling their weaknesses and improving their strength. Although the DFs of Derringer and Suich are the most popular ones in multiple-response optimization literature, there is a limited number of solution strategies to their optimization which need to be updated with new research results obtained in the area of nonlinear optimization.