COFDEX: Composite Floor Design Expert

by D. W. Hawkins, Paul J. Ford Co, Columbus, United States,
H. Adeli, Paul J. Ford Co, Columbus, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Mechanics Computing in 1990's and Beyond


A knowledge-based system, called COFDEX, is presented for integrated minimum cost or minimum weight design of composite floors in multistory buildings. Developed in the expert system programming environment GURU, COFDEX is a coupled system with a hierarchical structure in which procedural modules interact with rule sets and data bases.

Subject Headings: Minimum weight design | Floors | Building design | Composite materials | Expert systems | Knowledge-based systems | Benefit cost ratios | Computer programming

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