Microcomputer Knowledge-Based Expert Systems in Civil Engineering

by Hojjat Adeli, (M.ASCE), Dept. of Civ. Engrg., Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH 43210,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-653-9 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-653-9 (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 220

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Conference information: Proceedings of a Symposium Sponsored by the Structural Division of the American Society of Civil Engineers | Nashville, Tennessee, United States | May 10-11, 1988

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


This book contains sixteen papers presenting applications of expert system technology to civil engineering problems with emphasis on microcomputer implementations. It is divided into four parts: Structural engineering, geotechnical and environmental engineering, construction, and general. Topics include knowledge acquisition and machine learning, using PROLOG on a Macintosh, an environment for building integrated structural design exxpert systems, an integrated rule-based system for industrial building design, and integrating an expert system shell with spreadsheet programs. Expert systems for hazardous waste management, diagnosis and treatment of dam seepage problems, and analysis of activated sludge are presentd. Also covered are knowledge elicitation techniques for construction scheduling, an expert system for construction contract claims, and knowledge acquisition for a contractor prequalification knowledge-based system. Finally, logic programming to manage constraint-based design, and development of an earthquake insurance and investment risk analysis system are discussed.

Subject Headings: Systems engineering | Building design | Integrated systems | Knowledge-based systems | Expert systems | Structural systems | Building systems | System analysis


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