Chapter 34. Ceramic Processing Using Designed Partial Factorial Experiments

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Martin W. Weiser1,
  2. David N. Lauben1,
  3. Philip G. Madrid1 and
  4. Keith B. Fong2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch34

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2

How to Cite

Weiser, M. W., Lauben, D. N., Madrid, P. G. and Fong, K. B. (1993) Ceramic Processing Using Designed Partial Factorial Experiments, in A Collection of Papers Presented at the 94th Annual Meeting and the 1992 Fall Meeting of the Materials & Equipment/Whitewares Manufacturing: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 1/2 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314050.ch34

Author Information

  1. 1

    Mechanical Engineering Department University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131

  2. 2

    Now with John Zink Co., Division of Koch Industries, Tulsa, OK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375235

Online ISBN: 9780470314050

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Keywords:

  • ceramic processing.;
  • factorial experimental programs;
  • taguchi method;
  • systematic errors;
  • signal-to-noise ratio

Summary

We have successfully employed partial factorial experiments such as those proposed by Taguchi to study ceramic processing. These experimental methods use a much smaller number of experiments than traditional full factorial experiments. We will discuss some of the advantages and disadvantages of this type of experimental method as it applies to ceramic processing. In addition, we give specific examples from a study of the drying of slip-cast compacts and an undergraduate laboratory experiment in the casting firing and testing of a clay-based ceramic.