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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), pp. 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

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Published date: 1998
Keywords: knowledge-based system, materials selection, failure analysis, corrosion, materials performance, engineering design, marine coatings, seawater


Local EPrints ID: 21167
ISSN: 0261-3069
PURE UUID: e287e8f0-4d1f-4f65-a3fb-5a47fb0f5885

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Date deposited: 07 Nov 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:27

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Author: K.R. Trethewey
Author: R.J.K. Wood
Author: Y. Puget
Author: P.R. Roberge

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