EXPRES: A RULE-BASED PIPELINE DESIGN EXPERT SYSTEM

EXPRES is an interactive expert system that has been developed at Cranfield Institute of Technology, UK, to provide offshore pipeline designers with an intelligent and rapid means of design risk appraisal. The knowledge base has been constructed using the expertise of a number of petroleum industry scientists and technologists, and is encoded as rules, heuristics and calculations within a shell-like framework of system facilities. These facilities include extensive on-line help and information, a summary of conclusions, natural language explanation, consequence analysis, and graphics. The basis of the system for risk identification is the materials failure logic model.

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 23p.

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  • Accession Number: 00655731
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM