A Knowledge-Based Approach to the Design of Highway Bridge Foundations

by Amr H. El-Sersy, Univ of California, United States,
C. W. Ibbs, Univ of California, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Microcomputer Applications in Transportation III


This paper discusses the development of a prototype expert system using a commercially available expert system shell. The system is to be used for the selection of highway bridge foundations. The rule based system takes into consideration both theoretical and practical requirements for foundation type selection. Program structure and performance, knowledge acquisition, and the software features are all discussed. Potential users include students and junior engineers.

Subject Headings: Bridge design | Foundation design | Highway and road design | Highway bridges | Bridge foundations | Knowledge-based systems | Computer aided operations | Computer software

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