Knowledge-Based Systems and Computational Tools for Concrete.
Knowledge-Based Systems and Computational Tools for
Garboczi, E. J.; Bentz, D. P.; Frohnsdorff, G. J. C.
Concrete International, 24-27, December 2000.
concretes; computer integrated knowledge; HYPERCON;
concrete technology; high performance concrete;
Within the Building and Fire Research Laboratory at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
the HYPERCON Partnership for High Performance Concrete
Technology [(PHPCT) http://ciks.cbt.nist.gov/phpct/]
program is working to develop the materials science
knowledge necessary for making high-performance concrete
(HPC) a usable, well-understood, and durable material,
thus enabling the reliable application of
high-performance concrete in buildings and civil
infrastructure. This work involves the combination of
experimental and computational materials science
research, that is needed to address the complex nature
of concrete. The delivery of the output of this research
is focused on developing computer-integrated knowledge
systems (CIKS), that are a synergistic combination of
databases, models, and computational tools. This article
describes the current status of such systems presently
available for use by concrete technologists.