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Title
Development of an Expert System for Earthquake-Resistant Design of Structures. SBIR-Phase 1. Final Report.
File
PB90183591.pdf
Author(s)
Kamil, H.
Source
National Science Foundation, Washington, DC., July 31, 1987, 87 p.
Identifying Number(s)
SAT-370.01
Abstract
The report presents Phase I SBIR study on the development of a conceptual architecture and a basic framework for expert software capable of providing consultation and decision support for earthquake-resistant design of buildings. The feasibility of the architecture and framework so developed was demonstrated by building two prototype modules of such an expert system, representing two major steps in the process of earthquake-resistant design of buildings. The proposed integrated expert system, EXPERTISE, to be developed at the end of this research and development effort (Phases I and II), will be able to mimic the reasoning process and the decision-making actions of a variety of experts in the field of earthquake engineering, e.g., seismologists, geologists, geotechnical engineers, structural analysts, structural designers, structural detailers, statistical/probability engineers, as well as experts from legal, financial, regulatory, and public safety related fields.
Keywords
Ultimate strength; Buildings; Elastic properties; Earthquake engineering; Earthquake resistant structures; Structural design; Mechanical properties; Soil mechanics; Architecture; Expert systems; Dynamic structural analysis