Materials selection in mechanical design
Ashby , M.
Cebon , D.
- Publisher: HAL CCSD
[ PHYS.HIST ] Physics [physics]/Physics archives
A novel materials-selection procedure has been developed and implemented in software. The procedure makes use of Materials Selection Charts: a new way of displaying material property data; and performance indices: combinations of material properties which govern performance. Optimisation methods are employed for simultaneous selection of both material and shape.