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Multivariate process parameter change identification by neural network

  • Farzaneh AhmadzadehEmail author
  • Jan Lundberg
  • Thomas Strömberg
ORIGINAL ARTICLE

Abstract

Whenever there is an out-of-control signal in process parameter control charts, maintenance engineers try to diagnose the cause near the time of the signal which does not always lead to prompt identification of the source(s) of the out-of-control condition, and this in some cases yields to extremely high monetary loses for the manufacturer owner. This paper applies multivariate exponentially weighted moving average (MEWMA) control charts and neural networks to make the signal identification more effective. The simulation of this procedure shows that this new control chart can be very effective in detecting the actual change point for all process dimension and all shift magnitudes considered. This methodology can be used in manufacturing and process industries to predict change points and expedite the search for failure causing parameters, resulting in improved quality at reduced overall cost. This research shows development of MEWMA by usage of neural network for identifying the step change-point and the variable responsible for the change in the process mean vector.

Keywords

Quality control Multivariate exponentially weighted moving average Artificial neural network Change point Monte Carlo simulation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Farzaneh Ahmadzadeh
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jan Lundberg
    • 2
  • Thomas Strömberg
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of operation and maintenanceLulea University of TechnologyLuleaSweden
  2. 2.Division of operation and maintenanceLulea University of TechnologyLuleaSweden
  3. 3.Division of mathematical sciencesLulea University of TechnologyLuleaSweden

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