AuthorRitchie, Paul Andrew, 1960-
KeywordsTaguchi methods (Quality control)
Quality control -- Statistical methods.
Engineering design -- Statistical methods.
AdvisorAskin, Ronald G.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractMuch attention has been directed at off-line quality control techniques in recent literature. This study is a refinement of and an enhancement to one technique, the Taguchi Method, for determining the optimum setting of design parameters in a product or process. In place of the signal-to-noise ratio, the mean square error (MSE) for each quality characteristic of interest is used. Polynomial models describing mean response and variance are fit to the observed data using statistical methods. The settings for the design parameters are determined by minimizing a statistical model. The model uses a multicriterion objective consisting of the MSE for each quality characteristic of interest. Minimum bias central composite designs are used during the data collection step to determine the settings of the parameters where observations are to be taken. Included is the development of minimum bias designs for various cases. A detailed example is given.
Degree ProgramGraduate College
Systems and Industrial Engineering