Economic Design of X-bar control chart using particle swarm optimization

Gupta, Gajanand (2011) Economic Design of X-bar control chart using particle swarm optimization. MTech thesis.



Control chart is the most widely used tools for statistical process control. For detecting shift in process mean, chart is the simplest and most commonly used. Control chart should be designed economically in order to achieve minimum quality control costs. The major function of control chart is to detect the occurrence of assignable causes so that the necessary corrective action can be taken before a large quantity of nonconforming product is manufactured. The control chart dominates the use of any other control chart technique if quality is measured on a continuous scale. The design of a control chart refers to the selection of three parameters i.e., sample size, width of control limit, and interval between samples. Economic design of control chart has gained considerable importance in providing better quality of end products to customer at less cost. In the present work, a computer programme in C language based on a non-traditional optimization technique namely particle swarm optimization has been developed for the economic design of the control chart giving the optimum values of the sample size, sampling interval and width of control limits such that the expected total cost per hour is minimized. The results obtained are found to be better compared to that reported in the literature.

Item Type:Thesis (MTech)
Uncontrolled Keywords:X-bar control chart, particle swarm optimization, Economic Design
Subjects:Engineering and Technology > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: Engineering and Technology > Department of Mechanical Engineering
ID Code:2711
Deposited By:Mr. Gajanand Gupata
Deposited On:31 May 2011 11:53
Last Modified:31 May 2011 11:53
Supervisor(s):Patel, S K

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