The DSS for Design Electrical and Communication System in Internal Buildings
|International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT)||
|© 2015 by IJETT Journal|
|Year of Publication : 2015|
|Authors : Prin Boonkanit, Ratchanee Pasanpan
|DOI : 10.14445/22315381/IJETT-V21P238|
Prin Boonkanit, Ratchanee Pasanpan"The DSS for Design Electrical and Communication System in Internal Buildings", International Journal of Engineering Trends and Technology (IJETT), V21(4),212-218 March 2015. ISSN:2231-5381. www.ijettjournal.org. published by seventh sense research group
The objective of this research is to develop a Decision Support System (DSS) for design electrical and communication system in internal buildings based upon expert system concept. This method can reduce designing time and designing errors from low-experienced staff and problems from frequently revised architectures according to customer requirements. The process of the DSS development has been started from analyzing various theories which are used for designs including with necessary data for consideration of factory electrical system design comprised of the electrical lighting system, the electrical power system and the electrical communication system. The whole knowledge has later been brought to design and develop the computer program by using C# Sharp Develop linked to nanoCad and MS-Excel Programs to make the system be conveniently utilized. Results from the experiments of a pilot project state that before applying the expert system program, design activities of electrical engineers generate the average error at 3.05 points with 5.98 hours per activity; and after applying the expert system program, the error from the designs can be reduced 46.15% with only 3.97 hours per a design activity. The highlight of this DSS is that the program can support customer drawing modification and enhance learning or training for low-experienced staff. A case study, recommendations, limitations, and further research are also presented.
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Decision Support System, Expert System, Computer aided Design, Electrical System Design.