For additional information about decision trees, see the following topics:
A Decision Tree is a combination of set logic and rules that determine needs for structure. Typically, a Decision Tree is composed from various engineering decisions and reflects the agency’s overall structure maintenance strategy. It requires agencies’ input to build a decision tree.
During the analysis, the application will first apply the Decision Tree logic to determine the candidate treatment for each structure in Network Master, before the optimization routine kicks in to select the candidate treatments based on various criteria.
In the system, a full Decision Tree set is the combination of an Upper-Level Decision Tree and one or more Lower-Level Decision Trees. These Decision Trees are then grouped into a Decision Tree Set. These elements are explained in the following sections.
Out of the box, configuration of Decision Tree is done in two decision tree related windows: Upper-Level Decision Tree window and Decision Tree window, both can be navigated to by following the steps below:
- Select the Structures Analyst module
- Select Setup from the banner menu at the top of the page
- Click Decision Trees