WIT Press

Applying AI To Preliminary Design Of Buildings

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI980071

Volume

20

Pages

15

Published

1998

Size

78 kb

Author(s)

Maurice Danaher

Abstract

In the preliminary design of structures various alternatives are generated, such as alternative structural configurations, component sizes and material selections. In this phase of design, overall structural concepts and constraints are considered and much of the work is based on experience. These constraints come from many sources and range from functional constraints to aesthetics, to others such as building regulations and cost. It is a task in which much is unknown and ill-defined, and it involves activities and decisions that rely heavily on experience and judgement. The research work presented here is concerned with the development of a knowledge based system to support the preliminary design of multi-storey rectangular structures. The system is currently being developed within KappaPC, the chosen exp

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