A KBES for Seismic Design of Buildings

by M. Subramani, Cornell Univ, United States,
A. Zaghw, Cornell Univ, United States,
C. . Conley, Cornell Univ, United States,
P. Gergely, Cornell Univ, United States,
J. F. Abel, Cornell Univ, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computer Utilization in Structural Engineering


A knowledge-based expert system for earthquake resistant design of buildings is described. The knowledge-intensive nature of the domain and the consequent motivation for an expert-system approach are presented. The objectives in developing such a prototype system and the organization of the program to achieve these objectives are discussed. The extensive use of graphics to enhance the utility and performance of the system is stressed. A brief description of the knowledge base is provided, delineating some of the capabilities of the prototype for reasoning.

Subject Headings: Seismic design | Building design | Seismic tests | Load and resistance factor design | Earthquake resistant structures | Smart buildings | Building systems | Expert systems

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