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A Modified Path of Steepest Ascent for Split-Plot Experiments

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.]In industrial experiments, response surface methodology is often used to find the optimal conditions for the design factors. Many of these experiments involve randomization restrictions and can be considered split-plot experiments. Three methods are proposed for calculating the coordinates along the path of steepest ascent within a split-plot structure.

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  • Topics: Design of Experiments
  • Keywords: Response surface methodology (RSM),Design of experiments (DOE),Steepest ascent,Split-plot design
  • Author: Kowalski, Scott M.; Borror, Connie M.; Montgomery, Douglas C.
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology