Advisor

Pah I. Chen

Date of Award

1991

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Mechanical Engineering

Department

Mechanical Engineering

Physical Description

1 online resource (75 p.)

Subjects

Radon -- Safety measures -- Data processing, Dwellings -- Environmental engineering -- Data processing

DOI

10.15760/etd.6147

Abstract

A prototype hybrid knowledge-based advisory system for indoor radon mitigation has been developed to assist Pacific Northwest mitigators in the selection and design of mitigation systems for existing homes. The advisory system employs a heuristic inferencing strategy to determine which mitigation techniques are applicable, and applies procedural methods to perform the fan selection and cost estimation for particular techniques. The rule base has been developed employing knowledge in existing publications on radon mitigation. Additional knowledge has been provided by field experts. The benefits of such an advisory system include uniform record-keeping and consistent computations for the user, and verification of approved radon mitigation methods.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/24670

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