Bridge Evaluation Using a Hybrid Information System

by John L. Wilson, Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem, United States,
Stephanie J. Wagaman, Lehigh Univ, Bethlehem, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structures Congress XII

Abstract:

The objective of this paper is to discuss the developments and implementation of a hybrid system consisting of a rule-based information system and hypermedia technology for use by inspectors and engineers in bridge evaluation. BRIDGE-FIX (BRIDGE- Fatigue Inspection Expert) is a knowledge-based system intended to aid the practicing professional in fatigue inspection and evaluation of steel I-girder bridges.



Subject Headings: Information systems | Girder bridges | Information management | Steel bridges | Hybrid methods | Bridge tests | Base course | Construction materials

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