Diagnosis of Flexible Pavement Road Deterioration By Using ExpertSystem


During the last four decades, incidence of failure of flexible pavement road has been seen
widely for many reasons, such as increasing service axial loads, repetition of traffic loads
and the environmental effects. An expert systemis an interactive computer-based decision
tool that uses both facts and heuristics to solve difficult decision problems based on
knowledge acquired from an expert. To realize these requirements, a logic programming
Prolog language was utilized together with diagnosis technology. The logic programming
language formalizes the domain knowledge. The expert system Diagnosis of Flexible
Pavement Road Deterioration (DFPRD) developed in this paper is a diagnostic advisory
system, which can be used as an alternative to the human expert, to give technical
decisions in diagnosing deterioration in flexible pavement.
Keywords: Expert System, Pavement Road Deterioration