EXPERT SYSTEM FOR JOINING COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 10296
Amount: $49,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1989
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
10628 Dutchtown Rd, Knoxville, TN, 37932
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Sterling B Johnston
 (615) 675-2150
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION ABOUT JOINING COMPOSITE MATERIALS IS LARGE AND POORLY STANDARDIZED, MAKING IT DIFFICULT FOR THE MATERIALS ENGINEERING TO MAKE OPTIMUM DESIGN DECISIONS. A COMPUTERIZED COMPOSITE JOINING INFORMATION SYSTEM IS NEEDED TO HELP THE DESIGN ENGINEER SYNTHESIZE THE AVAILABLE KNOWLEDGE IN A USEFUL AND PRODUCTIVE WAY. ONE SOLUTION TO THIS PROBLEM IS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMBINED EXPERT AND DATABASE SYSTEM OF COMPOSITE JOINING INFORMATION. SUCH A SYSTEM WILL HELP THE ENGINEER BY SCREENING THE AVAILABLE INFORMATION FOR WHAT IS OPTIMALLY APPLICABLE TO A PARTICULAR JOINING SITUATION OR QUESTION. IN ORDER TO DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A COMPLETE SYSTEM, A PROTOTYPE EXPERT SYSTEM FOR COMPOSITE JOINING PROCEDURES WILL BE DEVELOPED. THIS EXPERT SYSTEM WILL BE INTEGRATED WITH AN EXISTING PERSONAL COMPUTER (PC) DATABASE SYSTEM OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS, ADHESIVES, PROCEDURES AND COMPUTER-AIDED-DESIGN (CAD) DRAWINGS.

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