versão impressa ISSN 0101-7438
BELLO, Luiz Henrique Abreu Dal e VIEIRA, Antonio Fernando de Castro. Tutorial for mixture-process experiments with an industrial application. Pesqui. Oper. [online]. 2011, vol.31, n.3, pp. 543-564. ISSN 0101-7438. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-74382011000300008.
This article presents a tutorial on mixture-process experiments and a case study of a chemical compound used in the delay mechanism for starting a rocket engine. The compound consists in a three-component mixture. Besides the mixture components, two process variables are considered. For the model selection, the use of an information criterion showed to be efficient in the case under study. A linear regression model was fitted. Through the developed model, the optimal proportions of the mixture components and the levels of the process variables were determined.
Palavras-chave : mixture experiments; process variable; linear regression; information criterion; optimization.