Expert systems for design and simulation

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We discuss work in progress on two expert systems. We are developing systems that use artificial intelligence techniques to simplify the use of large simulation codes and to help design complicated physical devices. The simulation codes are used in analyzing and designing weapons, and the devices are themselves part of weapon systems. But we focus not only on the particular applications, but also on the broader issues common to design problems: large solution spaces and tentative reasoning. We also discuss some practical difficulties encountered during the project. One expert system provides an interface between users and several simulation codes. It ... continued below

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Aldridge, J.; Cerutti, J.; Draisin, W. & Steuerwalt, M. January 1, 1985.

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We discuss work in progress on two expert systems. We are developing systems that use artificial intelligence techniques to simplify the use of large simulation codes and to help design complicated physical devices. The simulation codes are used in analyzing and designing weapons, and the devices are themselves part of weapon systems. But we focus not only on the particular applications, but also on the broader issues common to design problems: large solution spaces and tentative reasoning. We also discuss some practical difficulties encountered during the project. One expert system provides an interface between users and several simulation codes. It checks input for errors, builds input files for the codes, and submits jobs to a central computing facility. The other expert system helps turn a description of a device into a particular design. Currently this expert system includes three major parts: a translator of descriptions into designs, a graphics interface that presents the design to the user and allows him to manipulate it, and a refiner of designs. The latter is the ''smartest'' part of the system, and the target of much of our present efforts.

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NTIS, PC A03/MF A01; 1.

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  • AIAA/NASA symposium on automation, robotics and advanced computing for the national space program, Washington, DC, USA, 4 Sep 1985

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  • Other: DE85017565
  • Report No.: LA-UR-85-2838
  • Report No.: CONF-8509149-1
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-36
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 5207928
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1054466

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Aldridge, J.; Cerutti, J.; Draisin, W. & Steuerwalt, M. Expert systems for design and simulation, article, January 1, 1985; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1054466/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.