Chapter 3. Optimization of Enamel Properties by Statistical Experimental Design

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. Elie E. Saad,
  2. E. J. Pawlicki,
  3. Derek W. Sproson and
  4. Phillip D. Lunney

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314142.ch3

Proceedings of the 54th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 5/6

Proceedings of the 54th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 5/6

How to Cite

Saad, E. E., Pawlicki, E. J., Sproson, D. W. and Lunney, P. D. (1993) Optimization of Enamel Properties by Statistical Experimental Design, in Proceedings of the 54th Porcelain Enamel Institute Technical Forum: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 14, Issue 5/6 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314142.ch3

Author Information

  1. Miles, Inc. Industrial Chemicals Division Baltimore, MD 21224

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375259

Online ISBN: 9780470314142

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Keywords:

  • statistically;
  • optimize;
  • compositional;
  • experimentation;
  • variables

Summary

Experimentation is the most important tool in the research and development of new and improved products and processes. With this in mind, a statistically designed series of experiments was carried out to optimize the gloss in conventional glazes. In particular, the Taguchi approach to experimentation coupled with a mixture design was used. By selecting pertinent compositional parameters that may affect gloss, experiments were conducted to determine the relative importance of these factors. Statistical analyses of the resulting data is presented.