ISRU. Industrial Statistics Research Unit. I NDUSTRIAL S TATISTICS R ESEARCH U NIT. We are part of Newcastle University, Department of Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing Engineering based in the in the Stephenson Building. WHAT DO ISRU DO?. Mission Statement:
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Industrial Statistics Research Unit
We are part of Newcastle University, Department of Mechanical, Material and Manufacturing Engineering based in the in the Stephenson Building.
"To promote the effective and widespread use of statistical methods throughout European industry and to use the ideas and experience so gained for the benefit of students and the wider academic community."
All with the common goal of promoting quality improvement by implementing statistical techniques
Concept of assessing customer wishes and giving them what they want
Links suppliers and customers in “supply chain”
Becomes easier to make better products and protects market
Minimise cost Maximise output
More information than otherwise
Key UK Government sponsored Technology Transfer Mechanism
6 Labs mostly major European Steel producers
Two stages - Fractional design - material constraints
New way of determining ‘stages’ of crack growth based upon plots of moving average of MSE through a derived curve
New European Standard
First time that a balanced Factorial array has been embedded in EC research contract?!
Safety of water and sewage systems
Pressure Hammer - Dangerous
6 partners - great interest throughout World Large rigs in Italy and Holland - The ‘Watterloop’ - filling in the Zieder - Zee
Petrochemical Industry applications
Safety (risks) Model
Experimental Design - Uncertainty in ‘constants’ largely unknown!
Safety Standards for footwear
Many Partners - mostly in Scandinavia
Questionnaire for Firemen
Several experiments now designed
Eventually - Trial of new standards
Side issue - advice on stats aspects other standards - Huge scatter - simple ANOVA can solve - standards need urgent repair
USA standards also have flaws
Find the hidden patterns in survey data
75000 responses from round EC
ISRU approach - Screen then Model
Data Mining - The usual suspects - FA / PCA - Regression - C-Correlations - GAs
Much interest in Europe about Innovation
WE may be leading the field in this?
First ever international intercomparison on sensory analysis in the Dairy industry
9 Labs throughout Europe e.g. Lurpak - French Food Safety Agency - 11 partners
4 stages - 4 experimental designs
Sampling Protocol -Fractional Factorial
Used DoE - Compared to ANOVA - this is best way see - Avery and Masters 1999
EC 5th Framework - ‘Competitive Growth’ - Water Quality - CRM - Public health office - Microbes - Industrial Experimental Design
EC- Standards Measurement and testing- Sensory Analysis for Food Packaging Materials and Taste taints
EC Standards - Cyclic Oxidisation Testing
Thematic Network on Industrial Statistics
30 Partners across Europe
To push forward use of statistics in Business and Industry Pro-Enbis
Thematic Net on Water Surges 20 partners to investigate the effects of Waterhammer