A prototype expert system is described for concurrent design and analysis of composite structures. This system integrates symbolic, numerical and knowledge-based tools in an object-oriented programming environment for design synthesis, evaluation and modification. The system determines structural behavior utilizing a combination of analytical and numerical tools. Design modifications and structural optimization are performed using heuristic and experientially derived knowledge bases. The different domain-specific programs and commercial packages utilized by the system are integrated using a generic interfacing mechanism. The utility of the system is demonstrated by means of a design case study for a typical aircraft or rotorcraft structural component.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||IIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)|
|State||Published - Apr 1999|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering