American Society of Civil Engineers

An Expert System for Estimating Soil Strength Parameters

by David R. Gillette, (US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, United States)

pp. 276-287

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Document type: Conference Proceeding Paper
Part of: Geotechnical Engineering Congress—1991
Abstract: An expert system to aid in selecting shear-strength parameters for use in stability analysis was developed for use on a PC. It provides guidance in interpreting strength measurements and also provides estimates of strength parameters for use when strength data are not available, or for comparison purposes. The development process was also an investigation into the applicability of expert system technology in geotechnical engineering.

ASCE Subject Headings:
Expert systems
Shear strength
Soil strength
Soil tests

Author Keywords:
Computers, Personal--Applications - Expert Systems - Mechanical Variables Measurement - Soil Mechanics - Structural Analysis--Stability
Geotechnical Engineering - Soil Strength Estimation