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IEE Colloquium on Artificial Intelligence in Civil Engineering

16 Jan 1992

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  • A knowledge-based safety advisor for the demolition industry

    Publication Year: 1992
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    Discusses the safety advisor for the demolition industry (SADI) project, which aims to develop a prototype safety advisor computer system for demolition and dismantling operations. It will give advice on the safe methods and recommended procedures for a given demolition situation, based on knowledge gained from experts in demolition and dismantling, and from Health and Safety specialists. SADI wil... View full abstract»

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  • Increasing the reliability and convergence of a genetic algorithm in a varying scale multi objective engineering problem

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):2/1 - 2/5
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    The incorporation of a traditional tripartite genetic algorithm into an engineering decision support system is discussed. In particular, the issues of achieving a reliable and accurate solution are addressed. The general design of the genetic algorithm used for this work is shown. The usual three functions of seeded selection, cross-over and mutation are applied. A fourth genetic operator, inversi... View full abstract»

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  • EMMY: an expert system for the prediction of strategic maintenance

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):7/1 - 7/3
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    Describes the development of an expert system that predicts strategic maintenance in residential property. An initial feasibility study identified a need for the long term strategic planning of building maintenance in housing associations (HAs). This is particularly due to changes in legislation. Under this legislation HAs are now financially responsible for all the future maintenance of new build... View full abstract»

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  • Using data and knowledge: an architecture for implementing load forecasting systems

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):4/1 - 4/3
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    Conventional load forecasting systems used in the power, water and gas industries are normally based on mathematical modeling techniques. These systems are often reasonably accurate in predicting the loads for normal days when no special events take place, such as public holidays, abnormal weather, and some unexpected social events. However, these numeric forecasting systems have a limited amount ... View full abstract»

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  • The genetic algorithm-or can we improve design by breeding?

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):1/1 - 1/4
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    The genetic algorithm (GA) is a comparatively recent addition to methods of optimization suitable for engineering design. The algorithm uses the principle of natural selection/survival of the fittest to improve a stochastically generated initial population of designs. The author discusses the representation of design data, the objective function and the design constraint View full abstract»

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  • In depth heuristic analysis in engineering design KBS

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):6/1 - 6/4
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    The development of a novel taxonomy of heuristics is discussed based on the experience gained by the authors when developing knowledge based system for civil engineering design. Five broad groupings of heuristics are identified. The purpose of the classification is to help system developers gain a better understanding of the development domain and identify areas where KBS could be enhanced to perf... View full abstract»

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  • An expert system for estimation in the demolition industry

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):3/1 - 3/3
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    Discusses the application of expert system techniques to assist in the estimation of quantities for demolition work; in particular, the estimation of the quantity of structural steelwork in multi-bay, multi-span roof truss systems. Estimation tasks in the demolition industry differ from those in the construction industry in that they deal with structures and quantities that already exist. The accu... View full abstract»

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  • Artificial intelligence and robotic construction plant-the `smart artisan'

    Publication Year: 1992, Page(s):8/1 - 8/4
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    Robots and automated systems are now well established in the manufacturing industry where the operating environment can in general be modified and adapted to their requirements. As yet, however, these same technologies have had little impact in the unstructured, hostile and highly variable environment of a construction site. In order to function and survive in a site environment, construction robo... View full abstract»

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  • IEE Colloquium on `Artificial Intelligence in Civil Engineering' (Digest No.011)

    Publication Year: 1992
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    The following topics were dealt with: the genetic algorithm for engineering design optimization; decision support system for strategic sludge disposal; expert system for estimation in the demolition industry; load forecasting expert system architecture; knowledge based safety advisor for the demolition industry; heuristic analysis in civil engineering design knowledge based systems; EMMY expert sy... View full abstract»

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