WIT Press


Alexsys - An Expert System For The Aluminium Pressure Die Casting Industry

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIENG930151

Volume

1

Pages

13

Published

1993

Size

1,039 kb

Author(s)

C.A.G. Webster & M. Weller

Abstract

Alexsys - An expert system for the aluminium pressure die casting industry C.A.G. Webster & M. Weller School of Science and Technology, University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS1 3BA, UK ABSTRACT ALEXSYS, a prototype expert system was designed for use in the aluminium high pressure die-casting industry. The aim of the system was to reduce wastage within the industry, which accounts for a considerable sum annually. The system was divided into two separate components, the Adviser and the Predictor system, one to offer advice regarding dies already in production and the other to offer optimum values for dies in the design stage. Two knowledge sources were used, one a research consultancy and the other a foundry. The system was designed to reflect the sub-sets of knowledge within the foundry. A small scale validation has been performed. INTRODUCTION Casting of aluminium is a major industrial activity that in Europe has an estimated annual turnover of

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