Summary: A modern and highly innovative guide to industrial experimental design
The past two decades have seen major progress in the use of statistically designed experiments for product and process improvement. In this new work, Jeff Wu and Michael Hamada, two highly recognized researchers in the field, introduce some of the newest discoveries in the design and analysis of experiments as well as their applications to system optimization, robustness, and treatment compar ...show moreisons in the diverse fields of engineering, technology, agriculture, biology, and medicine.
Drawing on examples from their impressive roster of industrial clients (including GM, Ford, AT&T, Lucent Technologies, and Chrysler), Wu and Hamada modernize accepted methodologies, while presenting many cutting-edge topics for the first time in a single, easily accessible source. These include robust parameter design, reliability improvement, analysis of nonnormal data, analysis of experiments with complex aliasing, multilevel designs, minimum aberration designs, and orthogonal arrays. Other features include: --Coverage of parameter design for system improvement first introduced by Taguchi in the mid-1980s
--An innovative approach to the treatment of design tables
--A discussion of new computing techniques, including graphical methods, generalized linear models, and Bayesian computing via Gibbs samplers
--Each chapter motivated by a real experiment
--Extensive case studies, including goals, data, and experimental plans
--More than 80 data sets as well as hundreds of charts, tables, and figures ...show less