An Expert System for Tunnel Design

Yasuaki Ichikawa, AYDAN, T. KYOYA, H. OSAKA, T. KAWAMOTO

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In this article, we describe the development of an expert system (ES) for tunnel design and preent some applications of the system. The system has been developed by our research group consisting of 21 people closely involved with the tunnel design under the leadership of Nagoya University. The system consists of four subexpert systems (1) ES for standard tunnel design methods, (2) ES for framed structure method, (3) ES for theoretical design methods, and (4) ES for numerical analysis design method; a common part to control the overall system; and two data base systems (tunnel data base system and rock mass data base system).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-18
Number of pages16
JournalComputer‐Aided Civil and Infrastructure Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Theory and Mathematics

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