Enhancing the use of Eurocode No 8 through hypertext and expert system technology

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1995 (EN)
Enhancing the use of Eurocode No 8 through hypertext and expert system technology (EN)

Dimou, CK (EN)
Georgiou, PC (EN)
Koumousis, VK (EN)
Gantes, CJ (EN)

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In this work, a general scheme is presented for the representation of Structural Design Codes in the form of hypertext and expert systems. This scheme is employed for Eurocode No 8, issued by the Commission of the European Communities, that contains the requirements for designing and erecting seismic-resistant structures. This code has, mainly, a complementary function to that of other Eurocodes that specify the requirements for the design of buildings made of different materials like concrete, steel, etc. There are many cross-references between Eurocode No 8 and the other Eurocodes, whereas Eurocode No 8 itself is divided into several parts that are strongly interrelated. The difficulty for the readers to grasp the overall structure and philosophy of the code, and establish the interconnection between its provisions is overcome by using the code in the form of a hypertext and expert system. The proposed scheme can be extended to incorporate the algorithmic part of the code following the logical approach. This concept can be implemented using Prolog language. The techniques employed herein can be generalized for other code-type documents and specifications. Moreover, such systems can be developed in parallel to the code document providing a valuable tool to expert committees. © 1995. (EN)


Structural design (EN)
expert systems (EN)
Hypertext (EN)
Computer software (EN)
Knowledge representation (EN)
Earthquake resistance (EN)
Data processing (EN)
Structural code processing (EN)
structural code processing (EN)
hypertext (EN)
Algorithms (EN)
Specifications (EN)
Building codes (EN)
PROLOG (programming language) (EN)
Expert systems (EN)
Software engineering (EN)

Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (EL)
National Technical University of Athens (EN)

Advances in Engineering Software (EN)



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