Preliminary design of bridges using knowledge-based systems

Bo Edlund, Per Löfqvist
This paper concerns methods for the application of knowledge-based techniques to preliminary structural design. Different methods which can be used to improve software for computer aided design and engineering are discussed. A practical study of these methods is made by developing a prototype for preliminary design of highway bridges. In order to allow the design engineer to test different alternatives and to see the consequences of a certain design choice or design step a method which enables
more » ... he user to make assumptions has been implemented. The use and the suitability of product
doi:10.5169/seals-51858 fatcat:5qduv4co2jd73hvkzkv4wnzvhm