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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 37
Edited by: B. Kumar
Paper II.3

Development of the VK Expert System for Computer-Aided Preliminary Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings

C.A. Syrmakezis, G.K. Mikroudis and S. Rouvas

Institute of Structural Analysis and Aseismic Research, National Technical University of Athens, Athens, Greece

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C.A. Syrmakezis, G.K. Mikroudis, S. Rouvas, "Development of the VK Expert System for Computer-Aided Preliminary Design of Reinforced Concrete Buildings", in B. Kumar, (Editor), "Information Processing in Civil and Structural Engineering Design", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 45-51, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.37.2.3
The paper presents the results of a research project, currently under way in the Institute of Structural Analysis and Aseismic Research of NTUA, referring to the problem of earthquake resistant design of buildings. The main tasks of the project are the investigation of specific parameters of the problem and the incorporation of these new research results in the VK.EXPERT, a program for preliminary aseismic design of reinforced concrete multi-storey buildings. This aim is achieved by proposing to the designer the necessary improvements relating to the configuration and sizes of the structural elements of a reinforced concrete building. It comprises five modules. Following an open system architecture, each module is developed and tested as a stand-alone program and then integrated into the main program. VK.EXPERT is developed as a commercial programme that will be used in real-world building design by Greek engineers.

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