Using Knowledge Based Systems for Training the Young Engineer

by James Crum, (A.M.ASCE), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, United States,
Michael Mulvihill, (M.ASCE), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering

Abstract: A Knowledge Based System 'HYDOC' (Hydraulic Design of Open Channels) is presented as a means to capture the knowledge of evaluating an open channel design problem to help teach evaluating an open channel design problem to help teach the principles of open channel hydraulics. HYDOC provides an interactive consultation by evaluating flow conditions, design considerations, water surface profiles, and specific design features.

Subject Headings: Hydraulic design | Open channels | Knowledge-based systems | Systems engineering | Engineering education | Consulting services | Flow profiles | Water flow

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