Once influential factors are identified, the next goal consists of optimising their settings. This module covers the construction of experimental designs for optimisation. Data modelling is carried out with response surface methodology.
In preliminary research phases, the number of potentially influential factors to investigate is usually large. Screening designs are essential to identify the most influential factors with a reasonable number of runs in preliminary research phases.
Variation is present in every experiment. Learn about DOE techniques to control variation, and to maximise data quality. Commonly used experimental designs are discussed as well as the statistical data analysis tools.
In industrial applications, reliability is crucial and testing is expensive. Collected data must be exploited in the best way possible. Reliability data possess specific features that call for dedicated statistical methods. Learn about statistical tools for reliability analysis.
Learn key concepts in statistics. Classical and more recent exploratory data analysis techniques to efficiently summarise data and to detect outliers are covered. Statistical testing and decision-making in the presence of variation are also discussed.