Calculation of Load-Carrying Capacity of Square Concrete Filled Tube Columns Based on Neural Network
Concrete filled steel tubes of square columns under axial load are in complicated stress, the influence of every factor on mechanics performance is difficult to ascertain accurately. Neural network performs well obtaining the relationship between input and output variables by self-studying, self-organizing, self-adapting and nonlinear mapping. In this paper a three-layer back-propagation model of network is successfully trained and set up according to experimental data of square CFT columns under load. Ten groups of experimental data were verified by the model, the results show the predicted values are in accord with test values, precision in calculation is good enough for structure design. So the neural network model can be used as an auxiliary method to calculate the capacity of square concrete filled tube columns in the project. With the increase of experimental data, the neural network precision of prediction will be improved in the future.
Dongye Sun, Wen-Pei Sung and Ran Chen
H. G. Gao "Calculation of Load-Carrying Capacity of Square Concrete Filled Tube Columns Based on Neural Network", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 71-78, pp. 847-850, 2011