Adaptive Expert System for Preliminary Design of Wind Bracings in Steel Skeleton Structures

  • Tomasz Arciszewski
  • Wojciech Ziarko


There is a growing belief that expert systems will revolutionize engineering design in the coming years. In the area of tall buildings, however, progress is still very limited. Research at Carnegie-Mellon University (Maher, 1984) represents the first implemented expert system for the preliminary design of tall buildings with a manually encoded set of inference rules. In a paper by Arciszewski (1986), a method of computer generation of types of wind bracing in steel skeleton structures has been proposed. The method is based on the stochastic simulation of morphological analysis. This article presents a more advanced method of development of wind bracing types for the purposes of preliminary design. The concept of an adaptive expert system has been used, and an earlier proposed solution generator became a part of the adaptive expert system under development.


Decision Rule Expert System Preliminary Design Tall Building Feasible State 
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  • Tomasz Arciszewski
  • Wojciech Ziarko

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