Phadke was trained in robust design techniques by Genichi Taguchi, the mastermind behind Japanese quality manufacturing technologies and the father of Japanese quality control. Taguchi's approach is currently under consideration to be adopted as a student protocol with the US govrnment. The foreword is written by Taguchi. This book offers a complete blueprint for structuring projects to achieve rapid completion with high engineering productivity during the research and development phase to ensure that high quality products can be made quickly and at the lowest possible cost. Some topics covered are: orthogonol arrays, how to construct orthogonal arrays, computer-aided robutst design techniques, dynamic systems design methods, and more.
2. Principles of Quality Engineering.
3. Matrix Experiments Using Orthogonal Arrays.
4. Steps in Robust Design.
5. Signal-to-Noise Ratios.
6. Quality Characteristics.
7. Constructing Orthogonal Arrays.
8. Computer-Aided Robust Design.
9. Design of Dynamic Systems.
10. Tuning Computer Systems for High Performance.
11. Reliability Improvement.
Appendix A: Orthogonality of a Matrix Experiment.
Appendix B: Unconstrained Optimization.
Appendix C: Standard Orthogonal Arrays and Linear Graphs.