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ESTOWER: an expert system for the thermal design of wet cooling towers

Mohiuddin, A. K. M. and Kant, Keshav and Sangal, Rajeev (1996) ESTOWER: an expert system for the thermal design of wet cooling towers. Engineering Applications of Artificial Intelligence, 9 (2). pp. 185-194. ISSN 0952-1976

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An expert system based on logic programming has been developed, using a systematic procedure for the thermal design of natural and mechanical draft wet cooling towers of the counterflow and crossflow types. The present system is based on a rule-based system. The "VIDHI", expert-system shell written in LISP, has been used as a tool to develop the present system. The "VIDHI" shell is based on backward chaining. The inference mechanism of the system is similar to that of PROLOG. The rule set of the expert system was developed by using a tree structure for the entire design process. Besides designing a cooling tower for a given situation, the expert system can also be used for teaching and learning about cooling-tower design.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3628/1221
Uncontrolled Keywords: Rule-based systems; backward chaining; VIDHI; mechanical draft cooling towers; natural draft cooling towers
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Mechanical Engineering
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. A K M Mohiuddin
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2011 11:05
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 09:42
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1221

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