A class of experimental designs for estimating a response surface and variance components

Bruce E. Ankenman, Hui Liu, Alan F. Karr, Jeffrey D. Picka

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Abstract

This article introduces a new class of experimental designs, called split factorials, which allow for the estimation of both response surface effects (fixed effects of crossed factors) and variance components arising from nested random effects. With an economical run size, split factorials provide flexibility in dividing the degrees of freedom among the different estimations. For a split factorial design, it is shown that the OLS estimators for the fixed effects are BLUE and that the variance component estimators from the mean squared errors on the ANOVA table are minimum variance among unbiased quadratic estimators. An application involving concrete mixing demonstrates the use of a split factorial experiment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)45-54
Number of pages10
JournalTechnometrics
Volume44
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 2002

Keywords

  • Blocking schemes
  • Fractional factorials
  • Mixed effects model
  • Nested factors
  • REML
  • Split factorial
  • Staggered nested factorial

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Applied Mathematics

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