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Design for Trustworthy Software: Tools, Techniques, and Methodology of Developing Robust Software by Bijay K. Jayaswal, Peter C. Patton

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Chapter 17. Taguchi Methods and Optimization for Robust Software

Quality losses result mainly from product failure after sale; product “robustness” is more a function of product design than of online control, however stringent, of manufacturing processes.

Genichi Taguchi

Many design engineers would not know what to do with the results from a Taguchi statistical analysis and need help to interpret the data.

Jiju Anthony

Overview

Taguchi’s quality loss function provides a measure of the overall loss to society when a product fails to meet its target functionality and reliability. His signal-to-noise ratio measures the positive quality contribution from controllable or design factors versus the negative quality contribution from uncontrollable ...

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