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Advances in Concrete Construction
  Volume 3, Number 2, June 2015 , pages 091-102

Load-deflection analysis prediction of CFRP strengthened RC slab using RNN
S.V. Razavi, Mohad Zamin Jumaat, Ahmed H. EI-Shafie and Hamid Reza Ronagh

    In this paper, the load-deflection analysis of the Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) strengthened Reinforced Concrete (RC) slab using Recurrent Neural Network (RNN) is investigated. Six reinforced concrete slabs having dimension 1800X400X120 mm with similar steel bar of 2T10 and strengthened using different length and width of CFRP were tested and compared with similar samples without CFRP. The experimental load-deflection results were normalized and then uploaded in MATLAB software. Loading, CFRP length and width were as neurons in input layer and mid-span deflection was as neuron in output layer. The network was generated using feed-forward network and a internal nonlinear condition space model to memorize the input data while training process. From 122 load-deflection data, 111 data utilized for network generation and 11 data for the network testing. The results of model on the testing stage showed that the generated RNN predicted the load-deflection analysis of the slabs in acceptable technique with a correlation of determination of 0.99. The ratio between predicted deflection by RNN and experimental output was in the range of 0.99 to 1.11.
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S.V. Razavi : Jundi-Shapur University of Technology, Dezful, Iran
Mohad Zamin Jumaat : Civil Engineering Department, University Malaya(UM), Malaysia
Ahmed H. El-Shafie : Civil Engineering Department, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(UKM), Malaysia
Reza Ronagh : School of Civil Engineering, The University of Queensland, Australia

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