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Title: Computer prediction of weld performance
Author: Bruce, N. B.
Awarding Body: University College of Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 1995
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The aim of the current PhD project was to develop a user friendly PC based software system (SNAP, Simplex based Numerical Analysis Package), to aid in the prediction of weld performance from process variables, utilising experimental data and mathematical expressions inputted by the user. The modelling and quantification of materials data using numerically optimized mathematical functions is an important and widespread practice. In this thesis the development of robust and exploratory data analysis strategies based on exploratory data analysis procedures and robust statistics is described. Application of this new PC based data analysis system to four sets of established data which relate materials information to process variables demonstrates the advantages of a comprehensive and robust approach to analysis. The advantages of techniques that use both goodness of fit and also predictive statistical criteria for mathematical/statistical models are described.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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