A model for cross-referencing and calculating similarity of metal alloys
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This paper presents an innovative model for the comparison and cross- referencing of metal alloys, in order to determine their interchangeability in engineering, manufacturing and material sourcing. The model uses a large alloy database and statistical approach to estimate missing composition and mechanical properties parameters and to calculate property intervals. A classification of metals and fuzzy logic are then applied to compare metal alloys. The model and its algorithm have been implemented and tested in real-life applications. In this paper, an application of the model in finding unknown equivalent metals by comparing their compositions and mechanical properties in a very large metals database is described, and possibilities for further research and new applications are presented.
Keywords:similarity of alloys / cross-referencing / equivalent metals / metal composition / mechanical properties
Source:Metallurgical & Materials Engineering, 2013, 19, 4, 295-306
- Association of Metallurgical Engineers of Serbia