This paper presents a microcomputer-based expert system designed to assist highway engineers in inspecting the construction of asphalt concrete pavements. The goal of this expert system is to transfer expert knowledge to inexperienced field personnel during construction. Expert systems can be defined as interactive computer programs that incorporate the knowledge and judgement of experts in appropriate domains. For the asphalt paving process, the primary benefit is the dissemination to inexperienced inspectors of expert advice on monitoring paving quality, quicker recognition of paving problems that are occurring, and suggestions for remedial action. Potentially, use of programs of this type on the construction site could result in a higher-quality pavement.

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  • Accession Number: 00603320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1991 12:00AM