Expert systems in structural safety assessment: proceedings of an international course, October 2-4, 1989, Stuttgart, FRG
Staatliche Materialprüfungsanstalt (Germany), Commission of the European Communities. Joint Research Centre. Ispra Establishment
Springer-Verlag, 1989 - Computers - 493 pages
The volume combines tutorials covering basic elements of expert (or knowledge based) systems and practical building of the expert systems to be applied in structural engineering, with the lecture dealing with the various particular application sub-domains like corrosion, stress analysis, high temperature and other pressurized components, use of hypertext, etc. The book thus leads the reader from fundamentals of the theory to the very practice, offering him an opportunity to learn both "what" contribution can the expert system technology bring to the structural safety assessment and "how" it should be practically implemented. The book is primarily designed for engineers interested in expert systems, but readers from other fields will surely find there a useful summary of theoretical background and practical experience gathered by introducing expert systems into engineering practice.
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aggregation algorithm analysis animal application approach architecture Artificial Intelligence assessment assumptions AUSCOR backward chaining behavior Bonissone BREAK BREAK 70 calculation certainty value clause components computed conclusion connectionism corrosion crack growth damage decision defined degree described distribution evaluation evidence example expert system fact failure Figure frame fuzzy sets goal GOFAI headers heuristic hypertext implemented inference engine input interface International interpretation Ispra Jovanovic knowledge base knowledge engineer knowledge representation LEAK LEAK 70 leak-before-break linguistic loading logic Markov Algorithms material measure mechanical Membership Function methodology methods models module Nested Intervals node numerical operator OPS5 parameters performed pipe possible prediction premise pressure probability procedure production rules propagation RAMINO reasoning relevant reliability represented SCCES selection semantics specific structural safety subset T-norm task techniques temperature theory Triangular norms uncertainty variables