Title: Decision-making integrated information technology (IIT) approach for material selection

Authors: Issam S. Jalham

Addresses: Industrial Engineering Department, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan

Abstract: In this investigation, a decision-making IIT approach for materials selection has been proposed. This approach consists of three phases which are the preselection, selection, and postselection and techno-economic phases. This approach differs from other approaches in taking into consideration the economic and business issues factors. Going from one phase to another, a number of the candidate materials are eliminated step by step until the optimum material is reached. This approach was also translated into a computer programme which consists of the complementary work of the modules that have screening properties. A case study was presented to test the proposed model and good results have been obtained.

Keywords: figure of merit; integrated information technology; materials selection; phase; screener; information integration; decision making; economic factors; business factors; QFD; quality function deployment.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2006.008669

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2006 Vol.25 No.1, pp.65 - 71

Published online: 13 Jan 2006 *

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