Knowledge representation and processing for structural engineering design codes

B. H V Topping, B. Kumar

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Prototype knowledge-based structural design systems have been reported in a number of papers. In this paper the representation and manipulation of design codes of practice is shown to represent a significant component of a knowledge-based structural design system. The use of various representations for design codes is discussed. A representation of codes as facts rather than rules is proposed and the advantages are outlined and illustrated. Illustrative examples from BS 5950:1985 'Structural Use of Steelwork in Building' are presented. © 1989.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-227
Number of pages14
JournalEngineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1989


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