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STRUCTURAL DESIGN

Award Information

Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
2684
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2684
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Rokach Engineering Pc
6754 N Whipple St Chicago, IL 60645
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: STRUCTURAL DESIGN
Agency: NSF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $39,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE INCREASED USE OF COMPUTERS IN STRUCTURAL DESIGN HAS REDUCED THE SAFETY OF OUR BUILDINGS, BRIDGES AND OTHER CONSTRUCTED FACILITIES, AS MORE OF THE ENGINEERING IS TRANSFERRED FROM THE HUMAN TO HIS "BLACK BOX." AN ACCELERATION OF THIS TREND IS ANTICIPATED WITH THE CURRENT INTRODUCTION OF A NEW GENERATION OF "EXPERT" DESIGN SOFTWARE. IN PHASE I, THE RELIABILITY OF EXPERT SYSTEMS FOR STRUCTURAL DESIGN WITH MICROCOMPUTERS WILL BE EVALUATED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS WILL BE MADE FOR IMPROVEMENTS. AMONG THE AREAS TO BE STUDIED FOR THIS PURPOSE ARE: THE RELIABILITY OF OTHER EXPERT DESIGN SYSTEMS, SELF-EXPLANATORY AND READILY-MODIFIABLE SOFTWARE, AND EXPERT SYSTEM GENERATORS. IT IS ANTICIPATED THAT ADDITIONAL RESEARCH WILL BE REQUIRED IN PHASE II TO PRODUCE A FORMAL STANDARD OF RELIABILITY FOR STRUCTURAL DESIGN SOFTWARE AND A COMPUTERIZED SHELL FOR IMPLEMENTING IT.

Principal Investigator:

Abraham j rokach
PRESIDENT
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Small Business Information at Submission:

Rokach Engineering Pc
6754 N Whipple St Chicago, IL 60645

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Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No