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Knowledge based expert system application for automative piston material selection

Maleque, Md. Abdul and Arifutzzaman, A. K. H. A. Ma and Rahman, Md. Mustafizur (2010) Knowledge based expert system application for automative piston material selection. In: National Conference in Mechanical Engineering Research and Postgraduate Studies (2nd NCMER 2010), 3 - 4 December 2010, Pekan, Pahang.

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Knowledge based systems (also known as computer-based expert systems) can be constructed by obtaining knowledge from a human expert and transforming it into a form that a computer may use to solve engineering problems. The aim of this paper is to select the optimum material for the operation of automotive piston emphasizing on the substitution of this cast iron by lightweight material using the knowledge-based systems (KBS). The system is capable of selecting the most suitable material and ranks the materials with respect to their properties. Seven candidate material are proposed for the automotive piston application, such as cast iron, titanium alloy, aluminum alloy, ceramics and three different composite materials such as 20% SiC reinforced Alcomposite (AMC1), 20% SiC reinforced Al-Cu alloy (AMC2) , 7.5 wt% WC and 7.5 wt% TiC reinforced Ti-composite (TMC). Mechanical properties including, friction coefficient, wear rate, thermal conductivity and specific gravity as well as the relative cost were used as the key parameters in the material selection stage. Scale properties and unit cost of material are used for calculating the performance index and figure of merit respectively for ranking and optimum material selection using knowledge based expert system.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6103/4392 (ISBN: 9789670120041)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Knowledge-based system, Piston, Materials selection Optimization
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 27 Oct 2011 12:01
Last Modified: 27 Oct 2011 14:13
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/4392

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