Accession Number : ADA186732

Title :   Architecture of an Expert System for Oceanographic Mooring Design.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep 86-Aug 87,

Corporate Author : ROSENSTIEL SCHOOL OF MARINE AND ATMOSPHERIC SCIENCE MIAMI FL

Personal Author(s) : Wood, Stephen L ; Skop, Richard A

PDF Url : ADA186732

Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 146

Abstract : Methods for the design and analysis of oceanographic moorings are well established. However, as with most engineering design problems, there are certain rules-of-thumb or tricks-of-the-trade that streamline the design process and enhance the performance of the final product. These rules-of-thumb are normally known to only a small cadre of people -- experts -- who have deep involvement and experience in the particular engineering design problem. These rules-of-thumb and other knowledge of several experts are incorporated to develop the fundamental architecture of an expert system for the design of single-point, subsurface, oceanographic moorings. Such moorings are used worldwide to collect oceanographic and acoustic data. The projected end user of this expert system is the oceanographer of acoustician who wishes to design and/or cost out a mooring but hasn't the access to, or support for, a mooring design group. Keywords: Expert Systems; Moorings; Oceanographic moorings.

Descriptors :   *COMPUTER PROGRAMS, ACOUSTIC DATA, ENGINEERING, MOORING, OCEANOGRAPHY, USER NEEDS, OCEANOGRAPHIC EQUIPMENT, STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER AIDED DESIGN, BUOYS, ACOUSTIC ARRAYS, SUBSURFACE, ALGORITHMS

Subject Categories : Marine Engineering
      Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE