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Training for design of experiments using a catapult

Antony, Jiju (2002) Training for design of experiments using a catapult. Quality and Reliability Engineering International, 18 (1). pp. 29-35. ISSN 0748-8017

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    Abstract

    Design of experiments (DOE) is a powerful approach for discovering a set of process (or design) variables which are most important to the process and then determine at what levels these variables must be kept to optimize the response (or quality characteristic) of interest. This paper presents two catapult experiments which can be easily taught to engineers and managers in organizations to train for design of experiments. The results of this experiment have been taken from a real live catapult experiment performed by a group of engineers in a company during the training program on DOE. The first experiment was conducted to separate out the key factors (or variables) from the trivial and the second experiment was carried out using the key factors to understand the nature of interactions among the key factors. The results of the experiment were analysed using simple but powerful graphical tools for rapid and easier understanding of the results to engineers with limited statistical competency.

    Item type: Article
    ID code: 36124
    Keywords: design of experiments, experimental design, catapult, Engineering design, Management. Industrial Management
    Subjects: Technology > Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > Engineering design
    Social Sciences > Industries. Land use. Labor > Management. Industrial Management
    Department: Faculty of Engineering > Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management
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      Depositing user: Pure Administrator
      Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2011 10:47
      Last modified: 06 Apr 2012 16:35
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/36124

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