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Constructibility Input to Preliminary Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures

TitleConstructibility Input to Preliminary Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
Publication TypeTechnical Report
Year of Publication1991
AuthorsFischer, M
IssueTR064
Date Published07/1991
PublisherCIFE
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsCenter for Integrated Facility Engineering, CIFE, COKE, Constructibility Input, Stanford University
AbstractIn his Ph.D. research, Martin Fischer developed a Construction Knowledge Expert System (COKE) that provides constructibility feedback for the preliminary design of reinforced concrete building structures. It utilizes real-world construction knowledge to critique the layout and dimensioning of structural elements (walls, columns, beams, slabs) that are represented as objects in a CAD system. COKE is implemented in KAPPA-PC and linked to CIFECAD, an object-based CAD system developed on top of AutoCAD. When providing constructibility feedback, COKE first builds a symbolic geometrical and topological project model based on the information in the CAD system. It then uses high level application heuristics to determine whether a construction method is applicable or not. Finally, it compares the project data in the symbolic model with specific constraints about the layout and dimensioning of structural elements, and alerts a designer about mismatches between these constraints and the structure.
URLhttps://purl.stanford.edu/vy646gd5926
PDF Linkhttps://stacks.stanford.edu/file/druid:vy646gd5926/TR064.pdf
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