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Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems for Engineers

1st Edition

By C.S. Krishnamoorthy, S. Rajeev

CRC Press

320 pages

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This book provides a comprehensive presentation of artificial intelligence (AI) methodologies and tools valuable for solving a wide spectrum of engineering problems. What's more, it offers these AI tools on an accompanying disk with easy-to-use software.

Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems for Engineers details the AI-based methodologies known as: Knowledge-Based Expert Systems (KBES); Design Synthesis; Design Critiquing; and Case-Based Reasoning. KBES are the most popular AI-based tools and have been successfully applied to planning, diagnosis, classification, monitoring, and design problems. Case studies are provided with problems in engineering design for better understanding of the problem-solving models using the four methodologies in an integrated software environment.

Throughout the book, examples are given so that students and engineers can acquire skills in the use of AI-based methodologies for application to practical problems ranging from diagnosis to planning, design, and construction and manufacturing in various disciplines of engineering.

Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems for Engineers is a must-have reference for students, teachers, research scholars, and professionals working in the area of civil engineering design in particular and engineering design in general.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction


Developments in Artificial Intelligence

Developments in Expert Systems

Role of AI and Expert Systems in Engineering

Chapter 2. Search Techniques


Problem Definition and Solution Process

Production Systems

Search Techniques

Problem Decomposition and AND-OR Graphs

Chapter 3. Knowledge-Based Expert System


What is KBES?

Architecture of KBES

Chapter 4. Engineering Design Synthesis



Decomposition Model for Synthesis

Role of Synthesizer in KBES Environment

An Architecture for a Synthesizer-A Generic Tool

Generic Synthesis Tool-GENSYNT

Chapter 5. Criticism and Evaluation


Methodologies Used in Knowledge Based Environment

A Framework for Critiquing and Evaluation

Generic Critiquing Tool-GENCRIT

Chapter 6. Case-Based Reasoning


Applications of Case-Based Reasoning

Case-Based Reasoning Process

A Framework for CBR in Engineering Design (CASETOOL)

Architecture of CASETOOL

Application Example

Chapter 7. Process Models and Knowledge-Based System


Expert Systems for Diagnosis

Blackboard Model of Problem Solving

ODESSY-An Integrated System for Preliminary Design of Reinforced Concrete Multistory Office Buildings

Conceptual Design of a Car Body Shape

SETHU-An Integrated KBES for Concrete Road Bridge Design

Future Trends



About the Series

New Directions in Civil Engineering

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COMPUTERS / Software Development & Engineering / Systems Analysis & Design
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)