Accession Number : ADA180322

Title :   SFTYCHEF: A Consultative, Diagnostic Expert System for Trench Excavation Safety Analysis on Light Commercial Construction Projects.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIV UNIVERSITY PARK DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Nicholas,Thomas C

PDF Url : ADA180322

Report Date : 30 Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 214

Abstract : The development of a prototype knowledge-based expert system to assist safety analyses of short term, trench excavations on light commercial construction projects is presented. Background information for trench excavation hazards, OSHA safety compliance regulations, in-the-field soils analysis techniques, timber shoring design, and expert system development is introduced. Detailed discussion of the design and construction of a knowledge base for the safety analyses of short term trench excavations is included along with the methods involved in loading the knowledge base onto an expert system shell.

Descriptors :   *SAFETY, *EXCAVATION, *TRENCHES, *CIVIL ENGINEERING, ADVISORY ACTIVITIES, COMMERCIAL EQUIPMENT, CONSTRUCTION, DIAGNOSIS(GENERAL), LIGHT, TREES, WOOD

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE