1st Edition

Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems for Engineers

By C.S. Krishnamoorthy, S. Rajeev Copyright 1996

    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.

    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


    Krishnamoorthy, C.S.; Rajeev, S.