Parameter design considerations in precision engineering

Meryem Ouhirra, Florida International University


Parameter design is an experimental design and analysis methodology for developing robust processes and products. Robustness implies insensitivity to noise disturbances. Subtle experimental realities, such as the joint effect of process knowledge and analysis methodology, may affect the effectiveness of parameter design in precision engineering; where the objective is to detect minute variation in product and process performance. In this thesis, approaches to statistical forced-noise design and analysis methodologies were investigated with respect to detecting performance variations. Given a low degree of process knowledge, Taguchi's methodology of signal-to-noise ratio analysis was found to be more suitable in detecting minute performance variations than the classical approach based on polynomial decomposition. Comparison of inner-array noise (IAN) and outer-array noise (OAN) structuring approaches showed that OAN is a more efficient design for precision engineering.

Subject Area

Statistics|Industrial engineering|Engineering|Operations research

Recommended Citation

Ouhirra, Meryem, "Parameter design considerations in precision engineering" (1997). ProQuest ETD Collection for FIU. AAI1384323.