Decision-Making of Casting Process using Expert System

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  • Kim, Jong-Do (Department of Mechanical Design, Kyungnam College of Information & Technology) ;
  • Yoon, Moon-Chul (Mechanical Automotive Engineering, Pukyong National Univ.)
  • 김종도 (경남정보대학교 기계설계과) ;
  • 윤문철 (부경대학교 기계자동차 공학과)
  • Received : 2014.09.18
  • Accepted : 2014.12.18
  • Published : 2014.12.31


In industry, several casting process are widely used to manufacture complex and accurate blank part of hard materials such as aluminum, casting steels, bronze and magnesium alloys which are difficult to manufacture in a blank shape. Even if the casting process does not high accuracy superior surface characteristics other machining process, the casting process is widely used in manufacturing blank part. Furthermore, it is difficult to select appropriate casting process a part among several casting process. for effective selection different process, a careful decision given casting application is necessary. An appropriate casting for a given material and shape condition must be selected for novice engineers in industry. In this paper, an expert system based on an analytic network process(ANP) is suggested for best selection of casting considering a prior interdependency effect among various factors such as material, geometry, process capability, economy and equipment.


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