Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Adam, Johan D. URN etd-01202010-020148 Title Failure diagnostic expert systems :a case study in fault diagnosis Degree Master of Science Department Systems Engineering Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title de la Garza, Jesus M. Committee Chair Blanchard, Benjamin S. Jr. Committee Member Vorster, Michael C. Committee Member Keywords
- Fault-tolerant computing.
Date of Defense 1991-09-10 Availability restricted Abstract
Downtime associated with fault isolation impacts the performance of any system to a significant degree. Few repairmen are well versed in the art of troubleshooting and experienced repairmen are not always available and/or are very costly. A failure diagnostic expert system provides an effective method of failure diagnosis.
Diagnostic reasoning in expert systems is discussed with demonstrating methodologies by using a 1.6 liter, 1981 model Volkswagen Vanagon as an example. A procedure and methodology for building a diagnostic case base is demonstrated by building a Volkswagen Vanagon diagnostic case base. A significant diagnostic case base was developed in order to demonstrate and evaluate the appropriateness of CBR Express for failure diagnosis. CBR Express is a case-based matching application from Inference Corporation.
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