Design of experiment based on VMEA (Variation Mode and Effect Analysis)
Paper in proceeding, 2013

This paper presents a method where the Variation Mode and Effect Analysis is used to convert subjective knowledge about variation and importance of parameters for a certain characteristic among practicing engineers into numerically comparable values. In a case study, with fuel consumption of an articulated hauler as the target function, the method is used to quantify and arrange external parameters in order to design an experiment. A suggestion of a test plan describing a fractional factorial test at two levels intended to investigate the influence of the external parameters is presented. Performance and analysis of the experiment are discussed together with assumptions and uncertainties. © 2013 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.


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Kent Cronholm

Chalmers, Mathematical Sciences, Mathematical Statistics

University of Gothenburg

Procedia Engineering

18777058 (ISSN) 18777058 (eISSN)

Vol. 66 369-382

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