Material Selections by a Hybrid Multi-Criteria Approach

  • Fabrizio D’Errico

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Materials book series (BRIEFSMATERIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Fabrizio D’Errico
    Pages 1-32
  3. Fabrizio D’Errico
    Pages 33-67
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 119-122

About this book


This Brief presents a new method that is based on the author and his students’ shared experience in applying a structured procedure that has as its main goal the creation of a material selection technique that uses language and employs a platform that is not restricted to engineers. Based on a hybrid approach that exploits both traditional and semi-quantitative concepts, it moves forward step-by step, and uses a platform based on a Quality Function Deployment matrix framework. Candidate materials are screened out  and finally assessed by two user-friendly graphic analysis tools, one based on the value curve of the product and the other on an original Bubble Maps tool. The Brief is written for all those whose aim is for a better understanding of how to integrate and speed up the entire product development process from the initial product concept and engineering design phases to design specs, manufacturability and product marketing with optimal choice of materials.


Ashby Approach Engineering Material Selection Material Performance Index Material Selection Strategy Material Selection Tool Matrix for Engineering Material Selection Parametric Material Selection QFD for Engineering Material Selection

Authors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio D’Errico
    • 1
  1. 1.Mechanical EngineeringPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-13029-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-13030-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-1091
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-1105
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