Accession Number : ADA258843
Title : Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project: Knowledge-Based Expert System for Selection and Design of Retaining Structures.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIV BOCA RATON DEPT OF OCEAN ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Arockiasamy, M ; Sreenivasan, G ; Shen, K
Report Date : Sep 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 353
Abstract : This report describes the development of a microcomputer-based prototype expert system (ES), RETAINING EARTH, for the selection and design of earth retaining structures. The ES RETAINING EARTH is an interactive menu-driven system and consists of two modules - the selection module, SELECTWALL, and the design module. SELECTWALL is developed using the rule-based M.1 knowledge engineering shell and it makes a choice of the most appropriate retaining structure from a list of ten typical walls. A concise review of the design concepts related to the structures is presented together with the design flowcharts. The design module is then developed which consists of five independent design programs which perform detailed designs of the concrete gravity and cantilever walls, gabions, reinforced earth and sheetpile structures. The SELECTWALL and the design module are linked by an M.1 external code EXT through a control program CALL. All the design procedures are coded using the C programming language. The methodology of the development of the prototype ES 'RETAINING EARTH is described together with illustrated consultations and the hard copy of the codes developed for the selection and design modules are given in Appendices A-G.
Descriptors : *PROTOTYPES , *EXPERT SYSTEMS , *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS , *EARTHWORK , *STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING , CONTROL , METHODOLOGY , COMPUTER PROGRAMMING , EXTERNAL , SELECTION , HARD COPY , C PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE , MENU , MICROCOMPUTERS , ENGINEERING , GRAVITY , CONCRETE , PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES , STRUCTURES
Subject Categories : Computer Programming and Software
Structural Engineering and Building Technology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE