Title: The materials selection process as a part of the solution base for engineering design problems

Authors: Issam S. Jalham, H. Grabowski, R. Lossack, A. Michelis

Addresses: Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Industrial Engineering Department, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan. ' Institute for Applied Computer Science in Mechanical Engineering (RPK), University of Karlsruhe, Germany. ' Institute for Applied Computer Science in Mechanical Engineering (RPK), University of Karlsruhe, Germany. ' Institute for Applied Computer Science in Mechanical Engineering (RPK), University of Karlsruhe, Germany

Abstract: In this paper, a concept for a solution base for the material selection problem-solving process has been introduced by modifying the solution-base structure. To be able to solve the material selection problem, the existing material selection techniques were reviewed and the choice of the suitable technical, economic or techno-economic techniques is the task of the designer. An example that illustrates the application of this concept is presented.

Keywords: expert systems; materials selection; object patterns; process patterns; quality function deployment; QFD; solution patterns; solution principles; universal design theory; engineering design.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2006.010765

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2006 Vol.26 No.4, pp.197 - 209

Published online: 30 Aug 2006 *

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