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Grouping materials and processes for the designer: an application for cluster analysis.

Johnson, KW and Langdon, PM and Ashby, MF (2000) Grouping materials and processes for the designer: an application for cluster analysis. Technical Report. Cambridge University Engineering Department, Cambridge, UK.

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Abstract

In this paper, an analytical tool - cluster analysis - that is commonly used in biology, archaeology, linguistics and psychology is applied to materials and design. Here we use it to cluster materials and the processes that shape them, using their attributes as indicators of relationship. The attributes that are chosen are important to design and designers. The resulting clusters, and the classifications that can be developed from them, depend on the selected attributes and - to some extent - on the method of clustering. Alternative classifications for design that is focused on the technical or aesthetic attributes of materials and the materials and shapes allowed by processes are explored.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: theme="Materials Selection", Materials, Product Design, Aesthetics
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:13
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2014 01:11
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