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ASM Handbook

Materials Selection and Design

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George E. Dieter
George E. Dieter
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ASM International
Volume
20
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-194-8
Publication date:
1997
Book Chapter

Overview of the Materials Selection Process

By
George E. Dieter
George E. Dieter
University of Maryland
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Published:
1997
Page range:
243 - 254

Abstract

This article describes the process of materials selection in relation to design process, such as materials selection for a new design and materials substitution for an existing design. It reviews the performance characteristics of materials using prototype tests or field tests to determine their performance under actual service conditions. The article describes the selection of a material in relation to a manufacturing process and presents the factors that influence materials selection based on costs and related aspects. The factors include metallurgical requirements, dimensions, processing, quantity, packing, marking, and loading. The article discusses how the needs for materials data evolve as a design, such as conceptual design, embodiment design, and detail design. It describes the methods of materials selection, namely, cost per unit property method, weighted property index method, and limits on properties method.

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George E. Dieter, 1997. "Overview of the Materials Selection Process", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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