Inference Engine and Explanation Mechanism in the Expert System of Fracture Mechanics Analysis for Component Design
An expert system (ES) prototype in structural component design based on fracture mechanics analysis was developed recently. The system consists of several main functional parts. Among them, the inference engine is the control structure of ES which allows the expert to use searching strategies to test different hypotheses and arrive at ES conclusions. A general inference engine which can perform different inference by loading up different knowledge bases and a set of track explanation mechanism which ensure the inference process visible and reliable were established and discussed in this paper.
H.S. Lee, I.S. Yoon and M.H. Aliabadi
S. F. Zhu et al., "Inference Engine and Explanation Mechanism in the Expert System of Fracture Mechanics Analysis for Component Design", Key Engineering Materials, Vols. 385-387, pp. 189-192, 2008