Masters Theses


Robustness quantification for conceptual design


Sravan Bobba


"Robust design and its achievements are a great contribution to the quality engineering field. Robust design uses various forms of experimental methods of which Taguchi's method of designed experiments is prominently used. These methods emphasis on parameter design and the stages preceding [sic] are not included in the design procedure. Ability to quantify the robustness of designs in the early stages of design cycle is critical. Few methods are available which explicitly succor in making conceptual designs robust. this thesis exemplifies the importance of robust design in the conceptual design phase. In our research, a methodology to develop robust conceptual design is developed. The methodology is developed by modifying the Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA). Using this method, we can compare the design alternatives generated for a design problem and select the most robust design concept"--Abstract, leaf iii.


Du, Xiaoping

Committee Member(s)

Liou, Frank W.
Takai, Shun


Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Manufacturing Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Spring 2009


viii, 64 leaves

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 52-55).


© 2009 Sravan Bobba, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Citation

File Type




Subject Headings

Engineering design -- Case studies
Robust optimization

Thesis Number

T 9479

Print OCLC #


Link to Catalog Record

Full-text not available: Request this publication directly from Missouri S&T Library or contact your local library.

This document is currently not available here.

Share My Thesis If you are the author of this work and would like to grant permission to make it openly accessible to all, please click the button above.