Ruchi Choudhary, P.Y. Papalambros, Ali M. Malkawi
Bibliographic info:
Building Simulation, 2005, Montreal, Canada, 8 p

This paper critically examines the use of Analytic Target Cascading as a multi-level, hierarchical design optimization model for formulating simulation-based design tasks in architecture. A case study is used to illustrate the main steps involved in posing and solving an ATC problem. With an emphasis on problem formulation, this study is used as the basis of highlighting issues confronted while posing design analysis problems in a model-based systems framework.