## Abstract

To develop a computer-based damage assessment system for existing structures particularly subjected to earthquake excitation, a rational rule-based inference procedure is presented in the framework of expert systems. Dempster-Schafer probability, which seems to be superior to the Bayesian probability in expressing subjective uncertainty, is employed as a certainty measure. With the inference procedure, the certainty measure can propagate through a hierarchical inference network. Eventually, one can obtain the degree of the certainty of the hypotheses in the final goal, which will provide a reasonable answer for decision-making purposes.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Approximate Reasoning in Decis Anal |

Place of Publication | Amsterdam, Neth |

Publisher | North-Holland Publ Co |

Pages | 261-268 |

Number of pages | 8 |

Publication status | Published - 1982 |

Externally published | Yes |

## ASJC Scopus subject areas

- Engineering(all)