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Role of artificial intelligence and knowledge-base expert system methods in civil engineering
journal contributionposted on 1987-01-01, 00:00 authored by Steven J.(Steven Joseph) Fenves, Carnegie Mellon University.Engineering Design Research Center.
Present use of computers in civil engineering is largely devoted to numeric, algorithmic calculations. This mode is not appropriate for the empirical, heuristic, ill-structured problems of civil engineering practice. The paper reviews recent work in Artificial Intelligence and Expert systems addressing these latter issues, identifies the distinctive features of engineering knowledge based systems, the roles of such systems, and attempts to predict their evolution.