Knowledge-based processing for structural design

B. Kumar, B. H V Topping

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This Paper illustrates the role of knowledge-based technology (KBT) in computer-aided structural engineering design (CASD), and it presents a prototype knowledge-based system illustrating the application of KBT to CASD. The concept of non-monotonic reasoning is described with respect to structural engineering design. Techniques for the automated control of previously made design inferences, after a non-monotonic design state has been encountered, are described with respect to a prototype knowledge-based design system for industrial steel buildings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)421-446
Number of pages26
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (London)
Issue numberpt 1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1991


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