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ASM Handbook

Materials Selection and Design

Edited by
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

Decision Matrices in Materials Selection

By
David L. Bourell
David L. Bourell
The University of Texas at Austin
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Published:
1997
Page range:
291 - 296

Abstract

In materials selection, a decision matrix method is any formalized procedure by which materials are ranked prior to a selection decision. This article describes the advantages and limitations of decision matrix methods, as well as the steps involved, with examples. The methods include the Pugh method, the Dominic method, and the Pahl and Beitz method. The article discusses the three important concepts in decision making, namely, alternatives (candidate materials), criteria (objectives), and weighting factors.

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David L. Bourell, 1997. "Decision Matrices in Materials Selection", Materials Selection and Design, George E. Dieter

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