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A decision-making package has been developed for selecting support systems for tunnels. After bringing together the various existing methods of support selection, this software tool has been developed using expert systems techniques. These techniques are in fact well suited to formalize the findings of the Regles de l'Art (the Rules of the Art) Project, which provides the major scientific data in this field. In its current version, this software contains more than 300 rules, for bolting and arch support, which have been formulated from the literature in the field, from interviewing of experts and from the analysis of actual cases. It is, moreover, capable of taking account of the results of numerical calculations which may be triggered automatically during the consultation process. The product is currently being installed for direct on-site application.

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Authors: REVALOR R, Centre d'Etudes et Recherches des Charbonnages de France, Rueil-Malmaison (FR);BAROUDI H, Centre d'Etudes et Recherches des Charbonnages de France, Rueil-Malmaison (FR)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 11960 FR (1988) 94 pp.
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Record Number: 198910132 / Last updated on: 1994-12-01
Original language: fr
Available languages: fr
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