Expert Systems for Civil Engineers: Technology and Application

by Mary Lou Maher, (A.M.ASCE), Prof.; Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Pittsburgh, PA 15213,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-617-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-617-2 (ISBN-10), 1987, Soft Cover, Pg. 164
Prepared by the Committee on Expert Systems of the Technical Council on Computer Practices of ASCE
Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book


This book identifies expert systems technology and describes some applications to civil engineering problems. The first part of the book is on expert system technology. Expert system components are covered including characteristics of expert systems, some common architecture, and problem solving strategies. Available languages and tools for building expert systems are discussed. Guidelines for the implementation and building of an expert system are provided. The second part of the book covers five areas of civil engineering (structural, geotechnical, construction, environmental, and transportation) where expert systems can be applied. For each discipline a brief description representative of the current use of expert system technology, a detailed description of an example application, the current state of applications, and projected future areas of development are presented.

Subject Headings: Expert systems | Systems engineering | Building systems | Construction engineering | Geotechnical engineering | Structural systems | Architecture | Transportation engineering


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