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Artificial Neural Networks to Aid Conceptual Design

Activities related to the conceptual stage of the design process are based mainly on human intelligence, intuition, evolutionary ideas, and past successfkl experience. Uncertainties in the design information (as it is incomplete at this stage) and a lack of clarity in the design brief are distinctive characteristics of this stage of the design process. M.Y. Rafiq, G. Bugmann and D.J. Easterbrook

Author(s): Rafiq, M Y;Bugmann, G;Easterbrook, D J

Keywords: expert systems;cad;modelling;applications;worked examples;neural networks;design;reinforced concrete;beams