Experimental design with fuzzy levels

Lotfi, A. ORCID: 0000-0002-5139-6565 and Howarth, M., 1997. Experimental design with fuzzy levels. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 8 (6), pp. 525-532. ISSN 0956-5515

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Abstract

A novel technique is introduced for planning experimental design employing fuzzy rule-based systems. The significant aspect of the proposed experimental design with fuzzy levels (EDFL) is assigning a membership function for each level of variable factors. Consequently, the design matrix and observed responses can be represented in a set of fuzzy rules. Several examples are presented to clarify the proposed idea and the results are compared with the conventional Taguchi methodology. We have specifically planned an L18 orthogonal array EDFL for the solder paste printing stage of surface mount printed circuit board assembly to provide a model for the process and to optimize the selection of variable factors.

Item Type: Journal article
Description: The original publication is available at www.springerlink.com
Publication Title: Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing
Creators: Lotfi, A. and Howarth, M.
Publisher: Springer
Place of Publication: Netherlands
Date: 1997
Volume: 8
Number: 6
ISSN: 0956-5515
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1023/A:1018582921530DOI
Rights: © Springer
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 09:48
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:11
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3076

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