Material Selections by a Hybrid Multi-Criteria Approach by Fabrizio D'ErricoMaterial Selections by a Hybrid Multi-Criteria Approach by Fabrizio D'Errico

Material Selections by a Hybrid Multi-Criteria Approach

byFabrizio D'Errico

Hardcover | January 28, 2015

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This Brief presents a new method that is based on the author and his students' shared experience in applying a structured procedure that has as its main goal the creation of a material selection technique that uses language and employs a platform that is not restricted to engineers. Based on a hybrid approach that exploits both traditional and semi-quantitative concepts, it moves forward step-by step, and uses a platform based on a Quality Function Deployment matrix framework. Candidate materials are screened out and finally assessed by two user-friendly graphic analysis tools, one based on the value curve of the product and the other on an original Bubble Maps tool. The Brief is written for all those whose aim is for a better understanding of how to integrate and speed up the entire product development process from the initial product concept and engineering design phases to design specs, manufacturability and product marketing with optimal choice of materials.
Fabrizio D'Errico is an Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor of Metallurgy at the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, where he received his M.Sc. in Mech. Engineering. For the School of Industrial and Information Engineering at the Politecnico di Milano, he holds the post of Professor of Metallurgy f...
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Title:Material Selections by a Hybrid Multi-Criteria ApproachFormat:HardcoverDimensions:122 pagesPublished:January 28, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 -The Material Selection Strategy -Introduction -Scope of the Material Selection -Material Selection methodologies: an overview -The "free-search" by Ashby approach -The expert survey strategy, an implicit method -Revolutionary design and material design by analogy -Databases and expert systems software: computer aided material selection tools -New computer aided approaches for optimal geometry in brief Chapter 2- Multi-objective optimization in engineering design -Single objective and multiple constraint optimization by the explicit approach -Decision-making in problems with multiple conflicting objectives using the explicit approach -Origin and scope in brief -The penalty and trade-off curves as a graphic method for the explicit approach to material selection -The implicit approach using the Quality Function Deployment matrix -Which method - explicit or implicit - is to be preferred in material selection strategy? Chapter 3 - The total explicit-implicit approach: the special QFD matrix for material selection -Organizing the material key-attributes -Why doesn't CEO understand me? -The use of Root Cause Failure Analysis (RCFA) in material selection approach -Embedding the material performance indexes and multi-objective optimization -The Global Index in QFD4Mat: going behind the scenes. -Construct the grafic tool: completing the QFD4Mat Chapter 4 - The use of QFD4Mat and graphic tools for the material screening in product development processes -Introduction -The new product design (NPD) process in brief -How to generate an efficient design proposal in the conceptual design phase -The positioning-on market: customer-oriented supplying by PCR bubbles graphic visualization -The PCR Bubble Map: origin in brief -A case-study: the QFD4Mat results by bubbles visualization