© 1989

Expert Systems in Structural Safety Assessment

Proceedings of an International Course October 2-4, 1989, Stuttgart, FRG

  • Aleksandar S. Jovanović
  • Karl F. Kussmaul
  • Alfredo C. Lucia
  • Piero P. Bonissone
Conference proceedings

Part of the Lecture Notes in Engineering book series (LNENG, volume 53)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N2-IX
  2. Introductory Part

  3. Fundamentals of Expert Systems

  4. Specific Issues Relevant for Applications of Expert Systems in Structural Engineering

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Treatment of Uncertainty, Evidence and Belief

    3. Decision Making

  5. Practical Building of Expert Systems for Structural Safety and Integrity Assessment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Walter F. L. Bogaerts, Marc J. S. Vancoille
      Pages 208-233
  6. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. Pressurized Components

About these proceedings


Structural safety of industrial systems and components raises a steadily growing public, scientific and engineering interest, and causes permanent development of methods and techniques used for its assessment. In addition to the well established engineering methods, applied in the field, several new methods and tools have emerged recently. Among them, the most novel ones are probably those related to expert system applica­ tions, appearing as an important possible improvement of the current engineering practice. The issue has been addressed by the international course EXPERT SYSTEMS IN STRUCTURAL SAFETY ASSESSMENT organized by MPA Stuttgart and JRC Ispra (Stuttgart, October 2-4, 1989), and the proceedings of the course are contained in this volume of the Lecture Notes ill Engineering. The contributions (invited lectures) tackle the issues usually confronting developers and users of expert systems applied in structural engineering, i.e. in structural safety and integrity assessment. Both the book and the course are a combination of a tutorial and of presentation of the current achievements in the field. Starting from the basic elements of expert systems (knowledge based systems), the book should "guide" the reader up to the applications in various particular sub-domains.


Expertensysteme Fundament Sicherheit artificial intelligence expert system knowledge knowledge base knowledge representation learning reliability structure uncertainty

Editors and affiliations

  • Aleksandar S. Jovanović
    • 1
  • Karl F. Kussmaul
    • 1
  • Alfredo C. Lucia
    • 2
  • Piero P. Bonissone
    • 3
  1. 1.Staatliche Materialprüfungsanstalt (MPA)Universität StuttgartStuttgart 80Germany
  2. 2.Institute for Systems Engineering JRC IspraIspra (VA)Italy
  3. 3.General Electric CompanySchenectadyUSA

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