Minitab – Mixture Designs

Minitab - Simplex Mixture Design and ModelThis hands-on workshop is normally taught in 1 day (or 1.5 days with additional or custom content). Prerequisites: Minitab Essentials and Introduction to Basic Statistics, and Response Surface Designs,  or working knowledge of Minitab and response surface experimental design methods.

Learn the principles of designing experiments and analyzing the resulting data for processes that are comprised of the mixing and blending of ingredients such as those commonly found in the chemical, food, and beverage industries. By utilizing MINITAB’s easy to understand interface, create experiments designed to study and uncover important process information related to mixture processes with the minimal amount of experimental resources. Learn how to interpret graphical and statistical output to understand a mixture’s blending properties and to choose the appropriate mixture of ingredients needed to optimize one or more critical process characteristics.

Tools and Topics Covered Include: Simplex Lattice and Centroid Designs, Upper and Lower Constraints, Extreme Vertices, Pseudocomponents, Response Trace Plots.

Introduction to Mixture Experiments

Minitab - Simplex Mixture Design

  • understand the structure and uses of a mixture design
  • understand the blending effects of components
  • understand the effects of constraints on the design space

 

Extreme Vertices Designs

Minitab - Simplex Design Matrix

  • understand the structure and use of an extreme vertice design
  • find the formulation that optimizes a response using an extreme vertices design
  • understand inverse proortions and their use in extreme vertices designs

Mixture – Process Variable Designs

Minitab - Multiple Mix Contour Plot

  • understand the structure and use of a mixture-process variable design
  • find the formulation that optimizes a response using a mixture-process variable design

 

Mixture-Amount DesignsMinitab - Mixture Contour Plot

  • understand the structure and use of a mixture-amount design
  • find the formulation that optimizes a response using a mixture-amount variable design

Practice Exercises

Each workshop participant receives an official Minitab workbook and data files, as well as a certificate for Recertification Units.

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