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Support tool for material and process combinations during early design

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dc.contributor.author Howard, Lorraine
dc.contributor.author Lewis, Huw J.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-24T14:53:11Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-24T14:53:11Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/2399
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description This paper was obtained through PEER (Publishing and the Ecology of European Research) http://www.peerproject.eu
dc.description.abstract The aim of this research is to develop an Expert System (ES) that is linked into a 3D design package, which will provide comparison data for various material and manufacturing process combinations to produce a design. The early design stage is the optimum time to ensure that the material and manufacturing process chosen will realise a design’s requirements. This paper focuses on the steps within the process to create the Expert System and provides an example of its use. The CAD package chosen is AutoCAD 2004. A recognition module has been developed to recognise a 3D model and to segregate the model into that of the quadratic and polyhedron primitives within a database. A generic material and manufacturing database has been designed. This has established a basic platform from which the different material and manufacturing processes can be compared. As each manufacturing process has process specific rules, it is necessary to examine the 3D model for the suitability of the processing method chosen within the ES. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal of Production Research;44(17), pp. 3379-3390
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00207540500529363
dc.rights This is an electronic version of an article published in International Journal of Production Research, 2006, 44(17), pp. 3379-3390. International Journal of Production Research is available online at: www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00207540500529363 en_US
dc.subject CAD en_US
dc.subject expert systems en_US
dc.subject design en_US
dc.title Support tool for material and process combinations during early design en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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