# Calculation of harrington function (desirability function) values under interval determination of its arguments

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## Abstract

**P****urpose** **of** **work****.** Development of proposals for desirability function calculation by interval arithmetic method. **Obtained** **results****. **A connection was shown between multiple-criterial (vector) optimization problem and calculation of Harrington function (desirability function) values. Generalized desirability function was shown to be treated as a multiplicative convolution of partial desirabilities. Using golden section properties, a connection was discerned between hierarchy analysis methods and calculation of desirability function values. In this case the distribution of probable desirability function values among intervals determined in accordance with golden mean rule does coincide with values obtained by expert method. Application of golden proportion enables increasing the number of intervals; thus, it may prove convenient in improvement of Harrington function sensitivity. **Conclusions.** For partial desirability function in its explicit form such geometric characteristics were determined as values of tangent, curvature of curve and center of curvature coordinates. For a necessary averaged desirability system obtaining process control, such characteristics were determined in general and explicit form as partial desirability elasticity, generalized desirability elasticity relative to partial desirability, generalized desirability elasticity relative to a variable that has physical sense and respective dimension depending on particular subject area and affects partial desirability value. To determine the boundary value of one partial desirability being substituted for another partial desirability, the rate of substitution function and boundary rate of substitution elasticity function were established. Due to errors emerging in determination of desirability function values application of interval analysis methods was proposed. Application of interval numbers as presented in hyperbolic form was shown for calcutaion of partial and generalized desirability, A partial power series sum was determined relative to a variable presented in hyperbolic form. **Suggestions.** The method of calculation of Harrington function (desirability function) values at interval determination of arguments was shown to be eventually used in development of specifications and preliminary design of complicated engineering аnd organizational systems.

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*Advanced Information Systems*,

*7*(1), 71–81. https://doi.org/10.20998/2522-9052.2023.1.12

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