Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Professor J.N. Siddall
This thesis describes the development of a software system, which integrates the optimization, finite element, expert system and computer aided design techniques to achieve a highly automatic structural design.
New knowledge has been developed for the theory of expert systems, including an knowledge acquisition approach by linear programming and machine learning.
Several algorithms have been developed to increase the efficiency of the finite element based optimization.
Wu, Zhang, "Automated Structural Optimization Using the Finite Element Method and an Expert System" (1987). Open Access Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2086.