Title page for ETD etd-08012012-040554
|Type of Document
||Karandikar, Swanandesh S.
||Expert system applications in architecture
||Master of Science
||Architecture and Urban Studies
|Chiang, Robert N. S.
|Nutter, Jane Terry
|Rakes, Terry R.
|Ventro, Francis T.
|Date of Defense
This study proposes an Architectural Expert System (AES) to act as a design partner for architectural
designers. Architectural designers are faced with a very complex task of searching
a solution space, which is a labyrinth of several domains ranging from social to cultural, and
from aesthetic to scientific. With the number of domains come a number of experts of that
domain. After progressing through tedious analytical procedures involving the physical principles
in architecture, and applying the knowledge of experience, the experts are able to
convert the raw data into useful design guidelines.
Research in the field of artificial intelligence has developed techniques which can capture
such expertise in a computer program, which then emulates the expert. This technology is
know as Expert System (ES). This study has used this technology to develop a system to aid
architectural design. An AES model is derived from literature review. As the nature of a
system based on this model is complex and would require custom built software, an alternative
is developed based on the derived model. Based on this alternative, a prototype is developed
for energy audit and energy conservation by capturing the expertise of an energy
conscious design expert. This prototype module is one component of the sub-system of AES
and provides an example for further modules. Various areas such as design, architecture, artificial intelligence and expert systems technology, and energy conscious design and energy conservation converge, and become parts of
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