Knowledge-based System for Welded Structures and Technologies
Welding is an essential manufacturing process performed in almost every major industry. Therefore, weld quality and integrity are critical to safety in an extensive range of products and structures. In this context, the current project entitled: "Knowledge-based System for Welded Structures and Technologies", acronym "KBS-Weld", aims to develop a knowledge-based system functioning as a computational support for the planning of the welding process, allowing the end-users to choose the best combination of welding materials, welding technologies and welding parameters to produce a welded structure with the required properties. Being designed to reduce the lead-time and the direct influence of the human factor in the welding processes, as well as to increase the credibility of the results, this system will address some of the main needs of the SMEs involved in the manufacturing activities specific for the domain of interest that are highly demanding and with long term significant consequences on product's quality and safety.