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.
|Number of pages||14|
|Journal||Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1989|