Expert System for Bridge Scour and Stream Stability

by Suzanne Pollon, Univ of Washington,
Lea Adams, Univ of Washington,
Richard Palmer, Univ of Washington,
George Turkiyyah, Univ of Washington,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Computing in Civil Engineering


Significant engineering judgment is required to ascertain the scour susceptibility of bridges. This judgment is typically acquired through many years of experience. This paper describes the development of an expert system that encodes the expertise of knowledgeable individuals in hydraulic, geomorphic, structural and geotechnical engineering and bridge maintenance to aid bridge inspectors in evaluating scour potential and stream stability.

Subject Headings: Bridge engineering | Scour | Maintenance and operation | Expert systems | Bridge tests | Bridge management | River bank stabilization

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