A Computerized Expert System for Tribological Failure Diagnosis

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T. E. Tallian

Tallian Consulting Corp., Newtown Square, PA 19073

J. Tribol 111(2), 238-244 (Apr 01, 1989) (7 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3261896 History: Received January 28, 1988; Online October 29, 2009


A micro-computer supported, rule-based expert system for failure diagnosis of tribo-components is described. Included is a brief review of AI tools and system organization methods used. The system, as implemented, encompasses: (a) observation of the machine or device containing the tribo-components; (b) identification of component failure modes by visual appearance comparison with photographic standards, and (c) reverse-engineering of the component selection for the application. Not implemented, but defined are: laboratory and advanced analytic diagnostic methods. The system consists of interactive screen-dialogs, augmented by engineering computation routines and followed by the generation of formatted diagnostic and corrective action reports.

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