Practical Guide To Designed Experiments: A Unified Modular Approach, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Practical Guide To Designed Experiments

A Unified Modular Approach, 1st Edition

By Paul D. Funkenbusch

CRC Press

224 pages

Purchasing Options:$ = USD
Hardback: 9780824753887
pub: 2004-11-12
SAVE ~$29.00
$145.00
$116.00
x
eBook (VitalSource) : 9780429225062
pub: 2004-11-12
from $72.50


FREE Standard Shipping!

Description

Many engineers and scientists have receive little or no training in designed experiments, and any courses that are available tend to be either abstract and divorced from practical considerations or strictly practical-lacking the rigor and depth necessary for true, long-term understanding.

Practical Guide to Designed Experiments: A Unified Modular Approach bridges that gap, presenting the essential material in a manner that permits rapid application to practical problems but also provides the structure and understanding necessary for long-term growth. It covers two-level and three-level full and fractional factorial design and also includes the L12 and L18 designs popularized by Taguchi. The author describes the role and selection of the system response for measurement and optimization and discusses both conventional and Taguchi approaches, noting their similarities and differences.

Clearly written and well organized, this text shows how the components of experimental design fit and work together. Offering an abundance of examples, case studies, and practice problems, it is highly suited to anyone with a basic science or engineering background but little or no previous exposure to matrix experiments or other elements of planned experimentation.

Reviews

"This book thoroughly explains how the components of experimental design fit and work together using a unified modular approach … The book is clearly written and well organized, offering numerous examples and case studies from many disciplines. … Summing Up: Highly recommended."

- CHOICE, June 2005

"..includes a good balance of quantitative problems and opportunities for reflection on the concepts introduced."

MRS Bulletin, Volume 30, October 2005

"This book is a great introduction to experimental design for anyone who is unfamiliar with it. It covers statistics, fundamental array design, Taguchi techniques and various analysis techniques. [The author] describes a clear summary of each statistical method, citing concrete examples. Homework helps you to check your understanding in each chapter. It is very helpful to use in various fields and occasions. After learning these techniques, I'm sure you'll be a good experiment designer, saving time, cost and energy."

- Akihisa Nishimura, Manager, Fuel Cell Production Engineering, Toyota Motor Corporation

"This book provides an excellent introduction to DOE, allowing a rapid understanding and use of the material for practical problems. It covers the essential techniques and terminology used along with an up-front, worked-out example to illustrate how the DOE are conducted."

-IEEE Electrical Insulation Magazine, Vol. 22, No. 1, 2006

Table of Contents

HOW A DESIGNED EXPERIMENT WORKS

Polishing Fluid Delivery System

Control Factors, Levels, and Coding

Array Selection and Setup

Noise Factors and Conditions

Responses and Characteristic Responses

Analysis of Means

Analysis of Variance

Conclusion

FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS

Food for Thought

Over-the-Wall Engineering

Contributions of Taguchi

Stages of Design

Defining Quality (Traditional Approach)

Quadratic Loss Function

The P-Diagram

Conclusion

Homework/Discussion Problems

STATISTICAL CONCEPTS

Review of Basic Concepts

ANOM and ANOVA

Homework/Discussion Problems

ARRAY DESIGN (Two-Level Factors)

Basic Concepts

Interactions

Design Trade-Offs and Strategies

Homework/Discussion Problems

SELECTION OF THE CHARACTERISTIC RESPONSE

Response and Characteristic Response

The "Natural Choice"

Good Experimental Practice

Linked to Long-Term Improvement

Ease of Optimization and Implementation

Taguchi's S/N Ratios

Homework/Discussion Problems

INCLUSION OF REAL-WORLD VARIABILITY

Noise Conditions

A Menu of Strategies

Homework/Discussion Problems

ADDITIONAL ARRAY DESIGNS (Three-Level Factors and Modifications)

Standard Designs for Factors with Three Levels

Design Strategies with Three-Level Factors

Modification of Columns

Homework/Discussion Problems

ADDITIONAL ANALYSIS TECHNIQUES

Choosing an Analysis Technique

Pooling of Unused ("Empty") Columns

Pooling of Smallest Effects

Replication

Normal Probability Plots

Homework/Discussion Problems

APPENDICES

Two-Level Factorial Arrays

Three-Level Factorial Arrays

Screening Arrays

Critical Values of F

References

Index

Each chapter also includes and Overview and a section of Homework/Discussion problems.

About the Series

Mechanical Engineering

A Series of Textbooks and Reference Books

Learn more…

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MAT029000
MATHEMATICS / Probability & Statistics / General
TEC009070
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Mechanical
TEC032000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Quality Control