Expert Knowledge-based Inspection Systems

Author: Jorge de Brito

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030424466

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 469

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This book provides a novel approach to building pathology in current buildings. Drawing on the available literature, hands-on experience and fieldwork inspections, it presents a systematic perspective on the pathology of the building envelope. The book addresses natural stone claddings, adhesive ceramic tiling, renders, painted surfaces, External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS), architectural concrete surfaces, windows and doors framing, and claddings for pitched and flat roofs. In addition to highlighting selected materials and construction elements, the book proposes a global classification system for defects and their probable causes, together with in situ diagnosis methods and repair techniques. It also identifies the relationships between defects and causes, diagnosis methods and repair techniques, and the interdependence between different defects, presenting these relations in the form of correlation matrices. Support files with detailed information and an inspection form are also provided. Selected case studies are presented to illustrate the value of a guidance system in fieldwork. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable guide, particularly for researchers, building inspectors, civil engineers, architects and maintenance planners.
Methodology and Tools in Knowledge-Based Systems

Author: Angel P. del Pobil

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540693482

Category: Computers

Page: 892

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This two-volume set constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Industrial and Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Expert Systems, IEA/AIE-98, held in Benicassim, Castellon, Spain, in June 1998.The two volumes present a total of 187 revised full papers selected from 291 submissions. In accordance with the conference, the books are devoted to new methodologies, knowledge modeling and hybrid techniques. The papers explore applications from virtually all subareas of AI including knowledge-based systems, fuzzyness and uncertainty, formal reasoning, neural information processing, multiagent systems, perception, robotics, natural language processing, machine learning, supervision and control systems, etc..
Intelligent knowledge based systems in electrical power engineering

Author: J.R. McDonald

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461563877

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Intelligent Knowledge Based Systems in Electrical Power Engineering details how intelligent applications can be used in the power industry. The book gives a general and historical overview of intelligent knowledge based systems (IKBS) and artificial intelligence (AI) and a broad analysis of the application of these techniques in the electrical power industry. It includes chapters on forecasting and planning in power systems, design of electrical plant and systems, IKBS in condition monitoring, alarm processing, event and fault diagnosis and an analysis of future trends in IKBS for power engineering. No previous knowledge of IKBS is assumed, but an appreciation of electrical transmission and distribution systems would be useful.
Advances in Production Management Systems: Innovative and Knowledge-Based Production Management in a Global-Local World

Author: Bernard Grabot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662447390

Category: Computers

Page: 611

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The three volumes IFIP AICT 438, 439, and 440 constitute the refereed proceedings of the International IFIP WG 5.7 Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2014, held in Ajaccio, France, in September 2014. The 233 revised full papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 271 submissions. They are organized in 6 parts: knowledge discovery and sharing; knowledge-based planning and scheduling; knowledge-based sustainability; knowledge-based services; knowledge-based performance improvement, and case studies.
Advances in Signal Processing for Nondestructive Evaluation of Materials

Author: Xavier Maldague

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792327659

Category: Computers

Page: 520

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Non-Destructive Evaluation (NDE) is now playing an increasing role in the modern global economy, in security-sensitive industries, for instance. The complexity of the inspection task and either large or limited lot runs now require more operator-assisted or fully automated signal processing. This book deals with both fields of expertise: NDE and signal processing.
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation

Author: Donald O. Thompson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461318934

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1857

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This volume (Parts A and B) contains the edited papers presented at the annual Review of Progress in Quan?itative Nondestructive Evalua tion held at the University of California (San Diego) in LaJo11a, August 3-8, 1986. The Review was organized and sponsored by the Center for NDE at Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory, in cooperation with the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, USDOE, and the Materia1s Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. Approximately 400 attendees, a new record, representing various government agencies, industry, and universities participated in the technical presentations, poster sessions, and discussions. This Review, with its wide-ranging interchange of technical information, stands as one of the most compre hensive in the field of NDE research and engineering. In order to present the reader with a more usefu1 document, we have organized the symposium papers in these Proceedings by subject rather than by the order of presentation at the Review. Topical subject headings have been selected under which the 1arge majority of papers wou1d reasonably falI. Here, again, we have revised the format used in former years to accommodate an evolving focus of interest in the field. These categories cover a broad spectrum of research in NDE and encompass activities from fundamental work to early engineering applications. In the following paragraphs we offer a brief summary of the research presented in these Proceedings.
New Technologies in Building and Construction

Author: David Bienvenido-Huertas

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811918940

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 439

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This book presents contributions on new technologies in building and construction. Buildings are complex elements that impact environment significantly. The sustainability of this sector requires a holistic and multidisciplinary approach that allows adequate strategies to be established to reduce its environmental impact. This heterogeneity is represented in these chapters, which have been developed by researchers from different countries. The book is divided into three sections: (i) analysis, (ii) design and modeling, and (iii) solutions. The book chapters together represent an advance in current knowledge about new technologies in building and construction, crucial for researchers, engineers, architects, policy makers, and stakeholders.
Maintainability of Building Envelope Elements

Author: Cláudia Ferreira

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031147678

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 294

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This book introduces a maintenance model that will assist decision-makers in their choice of building maintenance policies. The model is stochastic and condition-based that analyses the impact of different maintenance strategies on the durability and performance of different buildings envelope elements (facades, windows, and roofs). As non-structural elements, the maintenance of buildings envelope can be disregarded stakeholders. However, as first barrier to the external environment, these elements are critical to buildings' overall performance and are expected to meet aesthetic, comfort, safety, and durability requirements. The methodology presented is innovative. The maintenance model is based on a Petri net formalism and includes degradation, inspection, maintenance, and renewal processes. The model provides key information, such as: i) the impact of different maintenance strategies on the service life and durability of the building components; ii) the impact of maintenance on their performance over time; iii) the life cycle costs; and iv) the impact of maintenance on the buildings' use. The book will be of use to a variety of professionals in the construction sector.
Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition

Author: Petra Perner

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540445968

Category: Computers

Page: 363

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition, MLDM 2001, held in Leipzig, Germany in July 2001. The 26 revised full papers presented together with two invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the proceedings. The papers are organized in topical sections on case-based reasoning and associative memory; rule induction and grammars; clustering and conceptual clustering; data mining on signals, images, and spatio-temporal data; nonlinear function learning and neural net based learning; learning for handwriting recognition; statistical and evolutionary learning; and content-based image retrieval.
Computational Intelligence in Decision and Control

Author: Da Ruan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9789812799470

Category: Computers

Page: 1201

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FLINS, originally an acronym for Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Technologies in Nuclear Science, is now extended to Computational Intelligence for applied research. The contributions to the eighth edition in the series of FLINS conferences cover state-of-the-art research, development, and technology for computational intelligence systems in general, and for intelligent decision and control in particular.
Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability

Author: Fabio Biondini

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780203103388

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 748

View: 651

Bridge Maintenance, Safety, Management, Resilience and Sustainability contains the lectures and papers presented at The Sixth International Conference on Bridge Maintenance, Safety and Management (IABMAS 2012), held in Stresa, Lake Maggiore, Italy, 8-12 July, 2012. This volume consists of a book of extended abstracts (800 pp) and a DVD (4057 pp) co