Development of an intelligent knowledge base for heat stress evaluation

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Abstract

An intelligent knowledge base system for heat stress evaluation is described. The evaluation of heat stress is a particularly difficult problem, utilizing a variety of sometimes contradictory heat stress indices, and thus is naturally suited for computer aided design. The present system uses an expert system approach and can be used either as a stand along design tool or as one of the lower level models for larger ergonomic expert systems such as ALFIE. Simulations of a variety of environmental conditions were performed. A large diversity in predictive capabilities was found, depending on the assumptions used for each component index. For maximum efficiency with novice users, further explanations and on-line assistance need to be implemented within the system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-35
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
Volume2
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1987

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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