Fuzzy logic – based expert system for assessment of existing concrete structures


Fuzzy logic is a useful tool when assessing the existing reinforced concrete structures. The introduction of expert system in assessing the technical condition of the existing structures built on the fuzzy logic represents a transition to a new and higher-quality level for the survey of constructions sites. The paper presents the principle of development and implementation of expert system for assessment of the damages of the existing structures. The process is based on the algorithm in which the input data (crack width and propagation, residual strength of materials, amount and condition of the steel reinforcement, deflection, corrosion level et al.) and information collected at each phase are processed and interpreted in order to define the successive step of the procedure. As a result, it is seen that the assessment of the existing building with precast concrete elements with usage of the proposed fuzzy system is in compliance with the estimation of the qualified experts.