Development of a knowledge-based system for materials management

Trethewey, K.R., Wood, R.J.K., Puget, Y. and Roberge, P.R. (1998) Development of a knowledge-based system for materials management. Materials & Design, 19, (1-2), 39-56. (doi:10.1016/S0261-3069(98)00010-7).


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In the past, many mistakes have been made in selecting the best materials for a given task. Thus, tools for humans to optimise the selection of materials will be valuable assets, particularly when the field of application is broad, the problem complex, the operating envelope variable, or the environment is aggressive. In this paper, a methodology for construction of a generic computer materials selector is described. A knowledge structure is presented in which materials selection and failure analysis are at opposite ends of a spectrum of materials performance. An example of the selection of a coating for marine use is given. Besides being of great value to designers, the tool is of considerable potential use for general materials information systems and computer-based learning modules

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1016/S0261-3069(98)00010-7
ISSNs: 0261-3069 (print)
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Keywords: knowledge-based system, materials selection, failure analysis, corrosion, materials performance, engineering design, marine coatings, seawater
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
V Naval Science > VM Naval architecture. Shipbuilding. Marine engineering
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions : University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Engineering Sciences
ePrint ID: 21167
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Date Deposited: 07 Nov 2006
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2016 11:39

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