Accession Number : ADA298190

Title :   A Literature Review of the Application of Knowledge-Based Systems to the Structural Design Process.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS INFORMATION TECHNOLOG Y LAB

Personal Author(s) : Morrison, Ernest E., Jr

PDF Url : ADA298190

Report Date : JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : A large number of computer programs exist to assist the structural designer, but many aspects of the construction project structure have not been computerized. Further, problems with the transfer of data between existing computer applications hinder the development of integrated structural design systems. Researchers have stated that knowledge-based systems (KBS's) provide the key to the development of integrated structural design systems. To investigate this claim, a literature review concentrating on the application of KBS's to the structural design process was undertaken. This report has two major objectives: summarize the results of a literature review to determine the application of KIBS's to the structural design process, and present general recommendations for the development of integrated structural design computer programs.

Descriptors :   *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, INFORMATION TRANSFER, LITERATURE SURVEYS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION, COMPUTER APPLICATIONS.

Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
      Civil Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE