Methodologies to Improve Experimental Research Processes in Soldering Technology

  • Andrea Benešová Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia
  • Martin Hirman Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia
  • Jiří Navrátil Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia
  • Jan Šimota Faculty of Electrical Engineering, University of West Bohemia
  • Jiří Tupa Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Regional Innovation Centre for Electrical Engineering (RICE) University of West Bohemia
  • František Steiner Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Regional Innovation Centre for Electrical Engineering (RICE) University of West Bohemia

Abstract

This article introduces the possibility of using optimization methods Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Design of Experiments (DOE) to improve experimental research processes. The FMEA methodology was implemented in the pre - experimental phase of the experiment. Potential risks has been established by FMEA methodology. Risks that should affected the overall result of the experiment have been determined in brainstorming process. These risks were tested during the experiment and data were evaluated by DOE and Student's t-test method. The results of this research confirmed that proposed methodology helped to verify the major risks which have significant impact to results of an experiment.

Keywords: DOE, FMEA, soldering, plasma cleaning, factor analysis
Published online
2016-08-31
How to Cite
Benešová, A., Hirman, M., Navrátil, J., Šimota, J., Tupa, J. and Steiner, F. (2016) “Methodologies to Improve Experimental Research Processes in Soldering Technology”, Periodica Polytechnica Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, 60(4), pp. 237-244. https://doi.org/10.3311/PPee.9684.
Section
VINMES Special Issue - Novel Trends in Electronics Technology