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Title: Knowledge-based expert system for selection and design of retaining structures
Authors: Florida Atlantic University. Department of Ocean Engineering.
Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
Arockiasamy, M.
Sreenivasan, G.
Shen, K.
Keywords: Knowledge-based expert system
Retaining walls
Structural analysis
Earth work
Computer programs
Data processing
Computer-Aided Structural Engineering (CASE) Project (U.S.)
Publisher: Information Technology Laboratory (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: Contract Report (U.S. Army Engineer Waterways Experiment Station) ; ITL-92-2.
Abstract: This report describes the development of a microcomputer-based prototype expert system (ES), RETAININGEARTH, for the selection and design of earth retaining structures. The ES RETAININGEARTH 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 eanh 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 "RETAININGEARTH'' 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. NOTE: This file is very large. Allow your browser several minutes to download the file.
Description: Contract Report
Gov't Doc #: Contract Report ITL-92-2
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