WIT Press

Application Of Expert Systems In Preliminary Ship Design

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AI940151

Volume

6

Pages

8

Published

1994

Size

562 kb

Author(s)

M.R. Mainal

Abstract

The application of computers in preliminary ship design has always been attractive. However, such applications have only been confined to the assistance in number crunching for design analysis and the development of specialised systems for limited design tasks. This paper postulates the application of expert systems in preliminary ship design which in a way encourages the designer to create and describe new solutions, to explore and understand the solution spaces, and to move with confidence to the decision points. 1 Introduction One of the most promising developments in the use of computers in recent years has been the work on expert systems. Its significance is that it addresses itself to providing computer systems which are able to make a knowledgeable contribution to compl

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