This article describes an expert system for selecting machine screws in engineering design. This expert system is intended as an on-line consultant to give the designer interactive assistance in the selection of machine screws for designing industrial products. A rule-based microcomputer expert system development tool PC-PLUS provides the framework for this development. The details of knowledge organization, rule representation, inference reasoning process, and performance of this expert system are demonstrated with two industrial design examples.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Computer Science Applications
- Artificial Intelligence