WIT Press

Expert Systems For Integrated Material/ Part/process Design In Polymer Composites. A Task Specific Problem Solving Approach.

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CP940121

Volume

4

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

777 kb

Author(s)

J.K. McDowell, T. Lenz, B. Moy, M.C. Hawley, A. Kamel & J. Sticklen

Abstract

Expert systems for integrated material/ part/process design in polymer composites. A task specific problem solving approach. J.K. McDowell, T. Lenz, B. Moy, M.C. Hawley, A. Kamel, J. Sticklen Composite Materials & Structures Center and Intelligent Systems Lab, Research Complex - Engineering, Michigan State University, East ABSTRACT Polymer composites provide the opportunity to design the material as well as the part. The domain for composites design can be viewed along three dimensions, namely material design, part design and process design. These dimensions are not independent and their interactions provide important decision points that impact manufacturing. Integrating material, part and process design becomes increasingly important as composite materials penetrate the durable goods markets and as traditional markets, like aerospace, become more cost conscious. To address these challenges, a suite of expert systems for integrated material/part/process design is being d

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