Quality and Reliability Engineering International

Process Capability Indices Based on the Highest Density Interval

Journal Article

For process capability indices (PCIs) of non‐normal processes, the natural tolerance is defined as the difference between the 99.865 percentile and the 0.135 percentile of the process characteristic. However, some regions with relatively low probability density may still be included in this natural tolerance, while some regions with relatively high probability density may be excluded for asymmetric distributions. To take into account the asymmetry of process distributions and the asymmetry of tolerances from the viewpoint of probability density, the highest density interval is utilized to define the natural tolerance, and a family of new PCIs based on the highest density interval is proposed to ensure that regions with high probability density are included in the natural tolerance. Some properties of the proposed PCIs and two algorithms to compute the highest density interval are given. A real example is given to show the application of the proposed method. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Related Topics

Related Publications

Related Content

Site Footer

Address:

This website is provided by John Wiley & Sons Limited, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ (Company No: 00641132, VAT No: 376766987)

Published features on StatisticsViews.com are checked for statistical accuracy by a panel from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS)   to whom Wiley and StatisticsViews.com express their gratitude. This panel are: Ron Kenett, David Steinberg, Shirley Coleman, Irena Ograjenšek, Fabrizio Ruggeri, Rainer Göb, Philippe Castagliola, Xavier Tort-Martorell, Bart De Ketelaere, Antonio Pievatolo, Martina Vandebroek, Lance Mitchell, Gilbert Saporta, Helmut Waldl and Stelios Psarakis.