A computer-based educational tool for simulating multifactorial experiments of physical processes.


Antonio Concha1, Ana Cristina Delgado Chavez2, Nagamani Balagurusamy2, Rajeswari Narayanasamy3 & Suresh K. Gadi4

1 Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Universidad de Colima, Coquimatlán, Colima, México

2 Facultad de Ciencias Biológicas, Laboratorio de Biorremediación, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Torreón, México

3 Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Arquitectura, Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango, Gómez Palacio, México

4 Facultad de Ingeniería Mecánica y Eléctrica, Universidad Autónoma de Coahuila, Torreón, Coahuila, México.


In this article, challenges in designing example problems of multifactorial experiments for an academic purpose are identified, and an algorithm for simulating multifactorial experiments is presented. It is based on a proposed mathematical function, which mimics a physical system, can be employed for any number of finite factors, and contains a unique peak, with which a unique optimal solution for an experiment is guaranteed. The proposed algorithm is implemented on an application developed with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS, which has been tested in the classroom for highlighting all characteristics of experimental design.

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