In a recent paper Snee and Marquardt (1974) considered designs for linear mixture models, where the components are subject to individual lower and/or upper bounds. When the number of components is large their algorithm XVERT yields designs far too extensive for practical purposes.
The purpose of this paper is to describe a numerical procedure resulting in a design of fixed size N, which is approximately D-optimal, and where the components may be subject to linear constraints (f.e. upper or lower bounds).
The proposed method is more general(ly) applicable for models linear in the independent variables and the parameters and the convex hull of the experimental region is a polyhedron whose vertices are known.