DOE in Reliability

Jim Breneman

"Design of Experiments for Fun, Reliability and Profit" or "How to Avoid the biggest Mistakes in Designing and Running an Experiment" This presentation will (quickly) review the use of Design of Experiments elements when testing to find what variables are affecting the parameter of interest (Life or Probability of a product, Warranty %, etc.). Discussion will center on how to avoid mistakes in designing and running an experiment concentrating on experiments that have restrictions in time, material or, were run incorrectly, The result will be a checklist of potential avoidable mistakes (including personal experience) to be reviewed when designing an experiment. Examples from commercial products development are used.