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An Expert System Application Combining Disparate Software To Form An Integrated Pressure Vessel Design System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIENG930132

Volume

2

Pages

13

Published

1993

Size

1,632 kb

Author(s)

U.S. Attwater, J. Anderson & G.E. Findlay

Abstract

An expert system application combining disparate software to form an integrated pressure vessel design system U.S. Attwater, J. Anderson & G.E. Findlay Engineering Design Research Centre, Glasgow, UK and University of Paisley, Paisley, UK ABSTRACT Over the past decade or so, the digital computer has enjoyed an ever increasing role in the field of engineering design. Software packages developed for the designer are now abundant and have succeeded in automating certain aspects of the design process. They range from draughting packages which are run on personal computers to finite element analysis suites which require more powerful workstations to be run realistically. These systems, however, do little to support conceptual design. They have been developed in isolation and hence seldom provide facilities to allow outside communication, and even then at a low level. This paper describes a knowledge based system for the design of pressure ve

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