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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 37
Edited by: B. Kumar
Paper IX.4

Knowledge based Systems Applied to Real-Time Structural Monitoring

A. Goodier and S. Matthews

Structural Performance Division, Building Research Establishment, Watford, United Kingdom

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A. Goodier, S. Matthews, "Knowledge based Systems Applied to Real-Time Structural Monitoring", in B. Kumar, (Editor), "Information Processing in Civil and Structural Engineering Design", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 263-270, 1996. doi:10.4203/ccp.37.9.4
Knowledge Based Systems have been developed for many domains related to the construction industry. This paper details the development of knowledge based systems to manage structures via enhanced automated structural monitoring. Structural monitoring can further play a significant role in the development of the understanding of how structures behave once constructed. This feed back is important for the refinement of future designs and the management of structures experiencing deterioration or subject to external disturbance. The interpretation of information returned by the monitoring system is a complex task, to which knowledge needs to be applied. Knowledge based systems offer the best techniques for achieving this incorporation of knowledge. This paper explores the prospective role of real time structural monitoring using knowledge based systems and aspects of current developments. This area of work is unique in several respects, in particular; the use of knowledge based systems for real time evaluation, the area of application, and the development of a standard approach.

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