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Title: Knowledge-Based Expert Systems in Reinforced Concrete Design
Author(s): Alexander S. Bezzina and Sidney H. Simmonds
Publication: Concrete International
Appears on pages(s): 57-61
Keywords: columns (supports); computer programs; expert systems; reinforced concrete; structural design; Design
Abstract:Knowledge-based expert systems for proportioning and detailing reinforced concrete members must incorporate both the mathematical reasoning wherein each decision step follows directly from the previous calculated information and the intuitive reasoning based on acquired knowledge that is required to arrive at a plausible design. The general requirements for such systems in the domain of structural engineering are examined and some solution strategies and heuristics used in the design of reinforced concrete columns are presented.
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