Expert Systems: Applications for Structural, Transportation, and Environmental Engineering, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Expert Systems

Applications for Structural, Transportation, and Environmental Engineering, 1st Edition

By M. Arockiasamy

CRC Press

176 pages

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Hardback: 9780849342172
pub: 1992-11-30
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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

Introduction

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

References

Index

Each section also includes an Introduction

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
COM059000
COMPUTERS / Computer Engineering
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General