Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

1999 Annual Conference

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

1999

Journal or Book Title

Proceedings of the ASEE Annual Conference

First Page

1

Last Page

6

Conference Title

1999 Annual Conference

Conference Date

June 20-23, 1999

City

Charlotte, NC

Abstract

At Iowa State University, the Materials Science and Engineering Department teaches a course in the statistics of materials. Approximately one third of this two credit course is devoted to the design of experiments (DOE). A relatively brief introduction to the theory of DOE sets the stage for the inclusion of a software package used to assist materials engineers to design and analyze the results of experiments.

Texts for engineering statistics (1-3) contain chapters dealing with the design of experiments. Literature in materials journals routinely contains references to DOE (4-8). Coupling these texts and recent articles with some practical exposure to design of experiments and the software used to do this, allows students some exposure to industrial practice. In this course students are assigned a major project (20 % of the grade) to be performed in teams. In this project students are encouraged to draw from their co-op and internship experiences. They are also asked to consider to expand upon experiments encountered in other courses in the curriculum.

Comments

This is a conference proceeding from Proceeding of ASEE Annual Conference (1999): 1. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

American Society for Engineering Education

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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