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Title: Web-based knowledge-based system on liquid retaining structure design as instructional tool
Authors: Albermani, F
Chau, KW 
Keywords: Knowledge-based systems
Web-based systems
Liquid retaining structures
Artificial intelligence
Corrosion prevention
Knowledge acquisition
Knowledge representation
Object oriented programming
Software engineering
Structural design
Systems analysis
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Springer
Source: In J Fong, CT Cheung, HV Leong & Q Li (Eds.), Advances in Web-based learning : first international conference, ICWL 2002, Hong Kong, China, August 2002 proceedings, p. 95-105. Berlin ; New York: Springer, 2002 How to cite?
Series/Report no.: Lecture notes in computer science ; v. 2436
Abstract: A novice engineer often faces many difficulties during the design of liquid retaining structures, which involve making many decisions on the basis of judgment, heuristics, code of practice, rules of thumb, and previous experience. There is a need to develop programming environments that can incorporate engineering judgment along with algorithmic tools. In this paper, the development of a web-based knowledge-based system in design of liquid retaining structures, using blackboard architecture with hybrid knowledge representation techniques including production rule system and object-oriented approach, is presented. It is based on British Standards Codes of Practice BS8007 and BS8110. Tailor-made explanations are furnished to direct and assist inexperienced designers or civil engineering students to learn and capture how to design liquid retaining structures effectively and sustainably in their design practices. The use of this intelligent tutoring system in disseminating heuristic knowledge as well as experience to practitioners and civil engineering students is demonstrated.
ISBN: 978-3-540-44041-3
DOI: 10.1007/3-540-45689-9_8
Rights: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002. The original publication is available at
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