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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 37
Edited by: B. Kumar
Paper IV.1

A Decision Support System for the Conceptual Design of River Bridges

N. Clayton, J.C. Miles and C.J. Moore

School of Engineering, University of Wales, Cardiff, United Kingdom

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N. Clayton, J.C. Miles, C.J. Moore, "A Decision Support System for the Conceptual Design of River Bridges", in B. Kumar, (Editor), "Information Processing in Civil and Structural Engineering Design", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 97-101, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.37.4.1
The paper describes the development of a Decision Support Tool for the conceptual design of river bridges. The work builds on the authors' previous system incorporating heuristic substitution. It is shown how knowledge acquisition is used to identify a suitable area of application. The importance of understanding the requirements of the user in terms of an effective system interface as well other current areas in the development of such systems are discussed.

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