An Inductive Knowledge-Based System for Mitigation of Bridge Fabrication Errors

by Srinath Nagaraja, Kansas State Univ,
Hani Melhem, (A.M.ASCE), Kansas State Univ,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering

Abstract: Fabrication and erection of steel bridges are very error-prone processes. Bridge engineers at the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) felt that there is a need for the development of an expert system for fabrication errors of steel bridges and corresponding remedial actions. For this reason, a knowledge-based system (BFX) was developed in Level 5 Object.

Subject Headings: Steel bridges | Fabrication | Errors (statistics) | Knowledge-based systems | Expert systems | Structural steel | Bridge tests

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