Affordable Upgrades of Complex Systems: A Multilevel, Performance-Based Approach

  • James A. Reneke
  • Matthew J. Saltzman
  • Margaret M. Wiecek
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 46)


A modeling and methodological approach to complex system decision making is proposed. A system is modeled as a multilevel network whose components interact and decisions on affordable upgrades of the components are to be made under uncertainty. The system is studied within a framework of overall performance analysis in a range of exogenous environments and in the presence of random inputs. The methodology makes use of stochastic analysis and multiple-criteria decision analysis. An illustrative example of upgrading an idealized industrial production system with complete computations is included.


Decision Maker Performance Function Exogenous Variable Multicriteria Optimization Multiple Criterion Decision Making 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • James A. Reneke
    • 1
  • Matthew J. Saltzman
    • 1
  • Margaret M. Wiecek
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Mathematical SciencesClemson UniversityClemson

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