Standard Practice for Conducting a Ruggedness Evaluation or Screening Program for Test Methods for Construction Materials
|Publication Date:||1 July 2012|
|ICS Code (Construction materials in general):||91.100.01|
This practice covers a procedure for evaluating the ruggedness of a test method by determining the effects of different experimental factors on the variation of test results. The procedure is intended for use during the development of a test method before the interlaboratory study is executed, such as those described in Practices C802 and E691.
This practice covers, in general terms, techniques for planning, collecting data, and analyzing results from a few laboratories. Appendix X1 provides the details of the procedure with an example and Appendix X2 provides additional information on the methodology.
The practice is not intended to give information pertinent to estimating multilaboratory precision.
The system of units for this practice is not specified. Dimensional quantities in the practice are presented only in illustrations of calculation methods.
This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
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