Neural network modeling of time-dependent creep deformations in masonry structures
Source: Neural Computing & Applications, Volume 19, Number 4, June 2010 , pp. 583-594(12)
Abstract:Stresses and deformations in concrete and masonry structures can be significantly altered by creep. Thus, neglecting creep could result in un-conservative design of new structures and/or underestimation of the level of its effect on stress redistribution in existing structures. Brickwork has substantial creep strain that is difficult to predict because of its dependence on many uncontrolled variables. Reliable and accurate prediction models for the long-term, time-dependent creep deformation of brickwork structures are needed. Artificial intelligence techniques are suitable for such applications. A model based on radial basis function neural networks (RBFNN) is proposed for predicting creep and is compared to a multi-layer perceptron neural network (MLPNN) model recently developed for the same purpose. Accurate prediction of creep was achieved due to the simple architecture and fast training procedure of RBFNN model especially when compared to MLPNN model. The RBFNN model shows good agreement with experimental creep data from brickwork assemblages collected over the last 15 years.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Civil and Structural Engineering Department, University Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia, Email: email@example.com 2: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 3: Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON, Canada, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: June 2010