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Expert Systems
Applications for Structural, Transportation, and Environmental Engineering

ISBN 9780849342172
Published November 30, 1992 by CRC Press
176 Pages

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Book Description

Engineering, medicine, computer science, mathematics, and business all use applications of expert systems for problem solving that would normally require human skill. These expert systems solve varied problems with a similar procedure - so that knowledge of their use in other specialties will inevitably benefit yours. Expert Systems: Applications for Structural, Transportation, and Environmental Engineering provides a comprehensive, concise treatment of knowledge-based expert systems that introduces you to the flavor, concepts, and capacity of this powerful procedure.
Expert Systems covers preliminary design of three-dimensional grids, design systems for low rise industrial buildings, preliminary design of frameworks, bridge design systems, and retaining wall design - especially the methodologies for these applications to structural design. The author presents design standards, typical expert systems for construction engineering and management applications, and the underlying concepts of expert systems, emphasizing bridge analysis, rating, and management. He describes the methodology and applications which aid the transportation and highway engineer in planning, design, and operation and addresses several applications in the fields of environmental and water resources engineering.
Automation of the advice-giving of experts is used in design, process planning, manufacturing schedule, quality control, and diagnosis by a range of disciplines. Expert Systems increases your awareness of the versatility of expert systems in these disciplines and offers the theory and algorithms you need to use expert systems in design, maintenance, and construction.

Table of Contents

What is an Expert System?
Expert System Architecture
Architectural Variations
Programming Languages and Tools for Building Expert Systems
Knowledge Elicitation Process
Expert Systems in Structural Design
Structural Design Process
Expert System Methodologies for Design
ES Applications in Structural Design
Concluding Remarks and Suggestions for Further Work
Design Standards Processing
Generic Design Standards Processing
AASHTO Bridge Rating System
Australian Model Uniform Building Code: AMUBC
Knowledge-Based Standards Processor: SPEX
A PC Based ES for Automated Reinforced Concrete Design Checking
Concluding Remarks and Suggestions for Further Work
Construction Engineering and Management
Expert Systems in Construction Engineering
Expert Systems in Construction Management
Expert Systems in Maintenance
Concluding Remarks and Future Trends
Expert Systems for Bridge Analysis, Rating, and Management
Bridge Analysis
Bridge Rating
Data Base for Bridge Management Systems
Expert Systems in Transportation Engineering
Integrated Traffic Data System (ITDS)
Knowledge-Based Expert System for Managing Intersection Safety
An Expert System for Traffic Control in Work Zones
Emergency Response System for Dangerous Goods Movements by Highways
Development of a Prototype Expert System for Roadside Safety
Advisory System for Design of Highway Safety Structures
Expert Systems in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Expert System for Hazardous Site Evaluation
Expert System for Evaluating Hazardous Waste Generators
An Expert System for Combatting Oil Spill Pollution
An Expert System for Aiding in Pesticide Regulatory Decisions
An Expert System for Resolution of Indoor Air Quality
A Decision Support System for Reservoir Analysis

Each section also includes an Introduction

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