Development of a Knowledge Based System for Wastewater Pipeline Failure Risk Assessment
Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Engineering Management & Systems Engineering
Derya A. Jacobs
Billie M. Reed
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Special Collections LD4331.E555N53
The purpose of this thesis was to study and analyze the wastewater pipeline failure risk assessment process, and then design and develop an effective and efficient wastewater pipeline risk assessment tool for the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, in Virginia, U.S.A. A knowledge based system was developed using an expert system building shell (Xi-Plus).
The system design is based on the knowledge elicited from the experts and literature in sanitary pipeline failure risk evaluation. The knowledge base contains both heuristics and procedural rules. The system interprets the information provided by the user and reasons from that information to reach conclusions on wastewater pipeline section failure risk. Based on risk, the section is ranked relative to other pipeline sections. By using the system, HRSD decisions on pipeline segments replacements and rehabilitation alternatives can be made based on the rankings.
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Ngaliga, Adam M..
"Development of a Knowledge Based System for Wastewater Pipeline Failure Risk Assessment"
(1993). Master of Science (MS), Thesis, Engineering Management & Systems Engineering, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/1ep0-f473