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):

Report Date:

1987-03-30

Pagination or Media Count:

214.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE