PRAICOS, A SYSTEM OF GUIDANCE IN THE CHOICE OF RETAINING STRUCTURES

A system of guidance for retaining structures is presented in this paper. This tool has been conceived for the preliminary design stage when detailed checks are not necessary. It is intended for helping the designer to answer the following question as quickly as possible; what is the most convenient solution for a given project when many contradictory critieria are taken into consideration? The problem is difficult to solve because of the following reasons: data are missing or imprecise; there are several convenient solutions but it is difficult to compare between them. In order to obtain a rational and economical solution, the tool uses its own "knowledge" to deduce the various constraints and to set the objectives assigned to the project where the necessary data are defined by the user. After having defined the problem and the methodology used for its solution, let us describe the system. (A) For the covering abstract see IRRD 873901.

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    AA Balkema

    P.O. Box 1675
    Rotterdam,   Netherlands  BR-3000
  • Authors:
    • BOUKHALED, A
    • MANGIN, J C
    • MOUGIN, J P
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00714365
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-5410-556-9
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Dec 27 1995 12:00AM