Using VMEA to Facilitate the Preparation of Robust Design Experimentation
Paper in proceeding, 2005

In this paper, we investigate the possibility to facilitate the preparation of robust design experiments with the help of Variation Mode and Effect Analysis (VMEA). In the VMEA procedure, product characteristics important from a variation point of view are identified and assessed along with sources of variation affecting them. As a result, a variation risk priority number is calculated directing our attention to those areas that are most vulnerable to the sources of variation. As information about the sources of variation is valuable from a robust design point of view, the results of a VMEA can serve as a valuable input for preparing a robust design experiment. The variation risk priority numbers provide a means of prioritizing subsequent activities and thus focusing efforts to areas where they are most needed from a robust design standpoint.


noise factors


robust design

variation mode and effect analysis


control factors


Torben Hasenkamp

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

Alexander Chakhunashvili

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

Martin Arvidsson

Chalmers, Technology Management and Economics, Quality Sciences

Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Quality Management for Organisational and Regional Development (QMOD)

Vol. Palermo June 29 - July 1 635-640
88-902094-1-0 (ISBN)

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Probability Theory and Statistics



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