Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists

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Elsevier, Feb 22, 2014 - Technology & Engineering - 220 pages

The tools and techniques used in Design of Experiments (DoE) have been proven successful in meeting the challenge of continuous improvement in many manufacturing organisations over the last two decades. However research has shown that application of this powerful technique in many companies is limited due to a lack of statistical knowledge required for its effective implementation.

Although many books have been written on this subject, they are mainly by statisticians, for statisticians and not appropriate for engineers. Design of Experiments for Engineers and Scientists overcomes the problem of statistics by taking a unique approach using graphical tools. The same outcomes and conclusions are reached as through using statistical methods and readers will find the concepts in this book both familiar and easy to understand.

This new edition includes a chapter on the role of DoE within Six Sigma methodology and also shows through the use of simple case studies its importance in the service industry. It is essential reading for engineers and scientists from all disciplines tackling all kinds of manufacturing, product and process quality problems and will be an ideal resource for students of this topic.

  • Written in non-statistical language, the book is an essential and accessible text for scientists and engineers who want to learn how to use DoE
  • Explains why teaching DoE techniques in the improvement phase of Six Sigma is an important part of problem solving methodology
  • New edition includes a full chapter on DoE for services as well as case studies illustrating its wider application in the service industry
 

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Contents

1 Introduction to Industrial Experimentation
1
2 Fundamentals of Design of Experiments
7
3 Understanding Key Interactions in Processes
19
4 A Systematic Methodology for Design of Experiments
33
5 Screening Designs
51
6 Full Factorial Designs
63
7 Fractional Factorial Designs
87
8 Some Useful and Practical Tips for Making Your Industrial Experiments Successful
113
9 Case Studies
125
10 Design of Experiments and its Applications in the Service Industry
189
11 Design of Experiments and its Role Within Six Sigma
201
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About the author (2014)

Dr Jiju Antony is Professor of Quality Management and Deputy Director of the Institute of Operations management with the University of Strathclyde. He is also a trainer and consultant in DOE and has worked as such for a number of companies including Motorola, Vickers, Procter and Gamble, Nokia, Bosch and a large number of SMEs.

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