Response Surface Methods for Peak Performance

In just 2 half-days, learn best-practice DOE analysis skills while discovering all the capabilities of the most popular response surface (RSM) designs.
(Available as a private workshop only.)

Multilevel Designs Optimize Your System

Model your processes using the full capabilities of classic and optimal designs. This Essentials short course is intermediate-level* and includes the following topics:

  • Learn to build central composite, Box-Behnken and optimal (custom) designs
  • Use best practices to analyze RSM designs
  • Apply model reduction to improve predictions
  • Add constraints to improve the design space
  • Include discrete numeric factors
  • Optimize using numerical and graphical tools

*ESSENTIALS 1 and ESSENTIALS 2, or knowledge of factorial design is a prerequisite.

**Offered via Distance Learning (DL) **

Simulations Provide Practice

Use Stat-Ease software to practice designing and analyzing experiments throughout the workshop. The software provides easy-to-use graphical tools to find key variables and view results. You will be given all simulation and data files used in class.

This course will be run as two (2) half-day Zoom sessions (9:00am - 12:30pm US Central Time).

Course contents subject to change.

Session 1

  • Building Central Composite Designs
  • Analyzing Response Surface Designs
  • Numerical and Graphical Optimization
  • Building Box-Behnken Designs

Session 2

  • Building Optimal (custom) Designs
  • Multiple Linear Constraints
  • Including Categoric or Discrete Numeric Factors

It will be assumed that all students have completed the following prerequisites. This knowledge is essential for success in the course.

Knowledge of basic statistics (mean and standard deviation), and exposure to simple comparative experiments (e.g. two-sample t-test) are required. To refresh these skills and review basic concepts and terminology, please take the online PreDOE course prior to the workshop. It takes 2-3 hours to complete. You can work at your own pace. Access to the PreDOE will be provided with your course registration materials.

Working knowledge of Design-Expert software and Two-Level Factorial Design is assumed. If you are not familiar with the software, then please download a trial of Design-Expert software (if you do not already have access to it) and work through the Factorial Tutorial, found in the Help system. This will show you how to navigate and introduce the foundational basics.

Although not required, it is recommended to take the ESSENTIALS 1 and 2 series on factorial and fractional factorial designs.

PDHs: 7 (equals 0.7 CEUs)

You will receive a completion certificate for attending this course.

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