Accession Number:

ADA458063

Title:

Developing and Using an Expert System for Planning the Production of Structural Piece-Parts

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

This paper presents an example of how expert systems can be developed and used for planning structural piece-part production. First, expert systems are briefly and generically described. Then the production processes within a shipyard-like structural piece-part production facility are defined within an expert system shell i.e., the objects, attributes, and rules describing the production process are established and explained. Then various structural piece-parts are described to the system and the system identifies the required production processes for each described part. The inference process underlying the identification of these processes is described for each of these parts. Finally, potential applications of expert systems to other areas of shipbuilding operations are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE