Physical experiments have been used to develop new technology for a long time. Once a hypothesis regarding a phenomenon has been formed; it is confirmed by physical experiments. Design of experiments is a methodology for conducting experiments effectively; it has been beneficial tool for developing new technology. It originated from the works by Fisher; R. A. at the beginning of 20th century (Fisher (1966)). Therefore; there is a need to apply design of experiments to computer simulation experiments in addition to physical experiments because of the recent popularity of computer simulations.
This paper discusses an application of design of experiments in computer simulation as a grammar for technology development. Specifically; the grammar described in this paper includes techniques for validating a tentative model involving response and factors; by screening the many factors and approximating the response function using the active factors.
Keywords: Computer simulation; design of experiments; radial basis function; supersaturated design; uniform design