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Approx. 13 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Conduct experiments w/computer models and understand how least squares regression is used to build an empirical model from experimental design data

  • Understand the response surface methodology strategy to conduct experiments where system optimization is the objective

  • Recognize how the response surface approach can be used for experiments where the factors are the components of a mixture

  • Recognize where the objective of the experiment is to minimize the variability transmitted into the response from uncontrollable factors

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Intermediate Level
Approx. 13 hours to complete
Subtitles: English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course


Week 1

5 hours to complete

Unit 1: Additional Design and Analysis Topics for Factorial and Fractional Factorial Designs

5 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 126 min), 4 readings, 3 quizzes
12 videos
Course Introduction 4m
More About Factorial and Fractional Factorial Designs15m
The 3^3 Design11m
The 3^k Factorial Design13m
Fractional Replication of the 3^k Factorial Design11m
Factorials with Mixed Levels6m
Nonregular Fractional Factorial Designs14m
Use of an Optimal Design Tool17m
Syrup Loss Example4m
Unusual Blocking Example4m
4 readings
Course Description10m
Course Textbook and Resources10m
Best Practices in Online Learning (or How to Succeed in This Class)10m
Unit 1: Introduction10m
2 practice exercises
Unit 1: Concept Questions30m
Exercise 130m

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Unit 2: Regression Models

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 98 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Properties of the Estimators10m
Regression Analysis of a 2^3 Factorial Design14m
Hypothesis Testing in Multiple Regression21m
Confidence Intervals in Multiple Regression18m
Regression Model Diagnostics12m
Viscosity Example4m
1 reading
Unit 2: Introduction10m
2 practice exercises
Unit 2: Concept Questions
Exercise 230m

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Unit 3: Response Surface Methods and Designs

4 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 178 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
14 videos
The Method of Steepest Ascent15m
Second-Order Models in RSM11m
Ridge Systems11m
Multiple Responses14m
Experimental Designs for Fitting Response Surfaces18m
Blocking in a Second-Order Design15m
The Adhesive Pull-Off Force Experiment9m
General Structure of a Definitive Screening Design with m Factors9m
Experiments with Computer Models16m
Mixture Experiments15m
Chemical Process Example13m
Paint Formulation Example7m
1 reading
Unit 3: Introduction10m
2 practice exercises
Unit 3: Concept Questions30m
Exercise 330m

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Unit 4: Robust Parameter Design and Process Robustness Studies

2 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 39 min), 1 reading, 2 quizzes
4 videos
Analysis of the Crossed Array Design5m
Combined Array Designs and the Response Model Approach13m
Semiconductor Manufacturing Example7m
1 reading
Unit 4: Introduction10m
2 practice exercises
Unit 4: Concept Questions30m
Exercise 430m

About the Design of Experiments Specialization

Learn modern experimental strategy, including factorial and fractional factorial experimental designs, designs for screening many factors, designs for optimization experiments, and designs for complex experiments such as those with hard-to-change factors and unusual responses. There is thorough coverage of modern data analysis techniques for experimental design, including software. Applications include electronics and semiconductors, automotive and aerospace, chemical and process industries, pharmaceutical and bio-pharm, medical devices, and many others. You can see an overview of the specialization from Dr. Montgomery here....
Design of Experiments

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