Arabian Journal for Science and Engineering

, Volume 44, Issue 5, pp 4373–4393 | Cite as

Building a Graphical User Interface for Concrete Production Processes: A Combined Application of Statistical Process Control and Design of Experiment

  • Barış ŞimşekEmail author
  • Fatma Pakdil
  • Yusuf Tansel İç
  • Ali Bilge Güvenç
Research Article - Civil Engineering


Quality improvement and control in the manufacturing industry is a necessity for responding timely to increase customer needs and sustainability expectations. In order to decrease the variance in design and production functions, graphical user interface was built in this study implementing a combined methodology based on multi-response design of experiment and statistical process control. Graphical user interface based on MATLAB\(^{{\textregistered }}\) toolbox allows analyzing the sufficiency of measurement system, calculating the capability of concrete production process, optimizing the manufacturing process via TOPSIS-based Taguchi design methodology and comparing the improvement rate of the process capability indices based on current and optimum conditions. After the Gauge R&R analysis, the current system process capability was considered for the C30/37 class (C30) normal weight concrete through process capability indices. In optimal system, process capability ratios, which are the degrees of compliance with the specifications of C30, were determined on the basis of TOPSIS-based Taguchi optimization. Eventually, the actual capability improvement provided through the proposed methodology was considered quite significant.


Graphical user interface (GUI) TOPSIS-based Taguchi optimization Process capability ratios Process monitoring and statistical process control Product design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Barış Şimşek
    • 1
    Email author
  • Fatma Pakdil
    • 2
  • Yusuf Tansel İç
    • 3
  • Ali Bilge Güvenç
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringÇankırı Karatekin UniversityÇankırıTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Business AdministrationEastern Connecticut State UniversityWillimanticUSA
  3. 3.Department of Industrial Engineering, Faculty of EngineeringBaşkent UniversityBaglica, Etimesgut, AnkaraTurkey
  4. 4.MGEO (Electro-Optical Systems Engineering Department)Aselsan A.Ş.Akyurt, AnkaraTurkey

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