Practical Knowledge-Based Systems in Conceptual Design

  • John C. Miles
  • Carolynne J. Moore

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. John C. Miles, Carolynne J. Moore
    Pages 1-14
  3. John C. Miles, Carolynne J. Moore
    Pages 15-34
  4. John C. Miles, Carolynne J. Moore
    Pages 35-54
  5. John C. Miles, Carolynne J. Moore
    Pages 55-82
  6. John C. Miles, Carolynne J. Moore
    Pages 83-112
  7. John C. Miles, Carolynne J. Moore
    Pages 113-134
  8. John C. Miles, Carolynne J. Moore
    Pages 135-155
  9. John C. Miles, Carolynne J. Moore
    Pages 157-213
  10. John C. Miles, Carolynne J. Moore
    Pages 215-224
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 225-243

About this book

Introduction

Conceptual Design is one of the few areas of Engineering Design where computers have yet to make an impact. With the development of Knowledge Based Systems it is now possible to rectify this situation. This publication deals with the use of Knowledge Based Systems (KBS) as tools for conceptual design. Included are neglected aspects such as evaluation and user needs. Practical Knowledge Based Systems in Conceptual Design is based on the authors' experience of developing KBS for use in civil engineering, an area of industrial application which is recognised as being one of great potential. The methodology has been tried and tested by designers. Examples of systems which have been developed to solve specific design problems are included.

Keywords

civil engineering computer conceptual design design development engineering engineering design expert system knowledge based system uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • John C. Miles
    • 1
  • Carolynne J. Moore
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Engineering, Division of Civil EngineeringUniversity of Wales College of CardiffCardiff, WalesUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2042-1
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1994
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2044-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2042-1
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