Title page for ETD etd-09082012-040134
|Type of Document
||Hall, Deborah A.
||A comparison of alternative methods to the shewhart-type control chart
||Master of Science
||Industrial Engineering and Operations Research
|Nachlas, Joel A.
|Koelling, Charles Patrick
|Reynolds, Marion R. Jr.
|Date of Defense
A control chart that simultaneously tracks the mean and variance of a
normally distributed variable with no compensation effect is defined in this
work. This joint control chart is compared to five other charts: an Χ chart,
an s2 chart, a Reynolds and Ghosh chart, a Repko process capability plot, and
a t-statistic chart. The criterion for comparison is the probability of a Type
II sampling error. Several out-of-control cases are examined. In the case of
Repko, an equation is defined to compute the Type II error probability. The
results indicate that the Reynolds and Ghosh statistic is powerful for cases
when the variance shifts out of control. The Χ chart is powerful when the
mean shifts with moderate changes in the variance. The joint chart is
powerful for moderate changes in the mean and variance.
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