A decision-making framework model for material selection using a combined multiple attribute decision-making method

  • R. V. RaoEmail author
  • J. P. Davim


Material selection is a difficult and subtle task due to the immense number of different available materials. In choosing the right material, there is not always a single definite criterion of selection and the designers and engineers have to take into account a large number of material selection criteria. This paper presents a logical procedure for material selection for a given engineering design. The procedure is based on a combined TOPSIS and AHP method. The proposed material selection index helps to evaluate and rank the materials for a given engineering design. Two examples are included to illustrate the approach.


Material selection TOPSIS AHP 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringShri Mata Vaishno Devi UniversityUdhampur DistrictIndia
  2. 2.Department of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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