Agent-based concepts for the holistic modelling of concurrent processes in structural engineering
Proceedings of the 10th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering: 47-53 (2003-12-01)
Contribution to Conference
This paper presents a new approach towards a holistic modelling of concurrent processes in structural engineering by using multiagent systems. Taking into account the lifecycle of a structure the characteristic engineering processes such as structural design, construction and utilization/monitoring are analyzed and categorized. Subsequently, general agent-based solution concepts are developed and, then, referred to the above categories of processes along with a detailed description of the corresponding agent-based submodels. Finally, two sample agent-based implementations as subsets of the holistic model are demonstrated. The first one deals with structural design, the second with dam monitoring.
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