An integrated engineering training aid for bridge inspection and remedial actions, a prototype expert system is being developed called FASTBRID (Fatigue Assessment of Steel BRIDges). The development is in 2 stages: development of a microcomputer-based prototype expert system; and validation of the finished system in preparation for wide distribution. The first stage has been completed. The expert system/training aid will serve as an advisory/consultant to the practitioners and as an interactive trainer to the less experienced in the area of bridge fatigue. The completed system will be combined with an interative videodisc-based training course on bridge fatigue inspection and corrective actions. The system will help detect and solve fatigue-related problems in steel bridges. The architecture of the system is described, as well as its use and future extension.

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  • Accession Number: 00492116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Mar 31 1990 12:00AM