%0 Journal Article
%T Capacity Prediction of RC Beams Strengthened with FRP by Artificial Neural Networks Based on Genetic Algorithm
%J Journal of Soft Computing in Civil Engineering
%I Pouyan Press
%Z 2588-2872
%A Hosseini, Ghazal
%D 2017
%\ 07/01/2017
%V 1
%N 1
%P 93-98
%! Capacity Prediction of RC Beams Strengthened with FRP by Artificial Neural Networks Based on Genetic Algorithm
%K Artificial Neural Networks
%K FRP
%K Shear strength
%K Genetic Algorithm
%R 10.22115/scce.2017.48392
%X In this paper, the ability of the artificial neural network which was trained based on Genetic algorithm, used to prediction the shear capacity of the reinforced concrete beams strengthened with side-bonded fibre reinforced polymer (FRP). A database of experimental data including 95 data which were published in literatures was collected and used to the network. Seven inputs including width of the beam, effective depth, FRP thickness, Young modulus, tensile strength of FRP and also FRP ratio were used to predict the shear capacity of the reinforced concrete beams strengthened with side-bonded fibre reinforced polymer. The best values of the weights and the biases was obtained by the Genetic algorithm. For increasing the ability of the model to predict the considered target, it was suggested that the predicted values considered smaller. The results indicated that the proposed neural network based on genetic algorithm was able to predict the shear capacity of the considered elements.
%U http://www.jsoftcivil.com/article_48392_46677336dc79777a084e48d40bc63b8e.pdf