eBook Multi-criteria Decision Analysis for Supporting the Selection of Engineering Materials in Product Design, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080993907
  • ISBN-13: 9780080993904
  • DDC: 620.11
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 124 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013
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This book describes the growing field of multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) as applied to materials selection in product design. Useful in academic and research contexts, as well as to practitioners in materials engineering and design, it aids readers in producing successful designs by improving the decision-making process in materials selection. It is a constant challenge for designers, even when educated in the fundamentals of materials and mechanical engineering, to select the best materials to satisfy complex design problems. Current approaches to materials selection range from the use of intuition and experience to computer-based methods including electronic databases and search engines. Increasingly, MCDM methods are proving effective in materials selection for complex design problems. These methods supplement existing quantitative methods, such as selection charts, by allowing simultaneous consideration of design attributes, component configurations and types of material.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
1: The Importance of Decision Support in Materials Selection.
2: Screening of Materials.
3: Multi-Criteria Decision-Making for Materials Selection.
4: Multiattribute Decision-Making for Ranking of Candidate Materials.
5: Case Studies of Using Materials Ranking.
6: Future Developments.