Journal of Computer Science

An Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System Based Modeling for Corrosion-Damaged Reinforced HSC Beams Strengthened with External Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer Laminates

V. Balasubramaniam, P. N. Raghunath and K. Suguna

DOI : 10.3844/jcssp.2012.879.890

Journal of Computer Science

Volume 8, Issue 6

Pages 879-890

Abstract

Problem statement: This study presents the results of ANFIS based model proposed for predicting the performance characteristics of reinforced HSC beams subjected to different levels of corrosion damage and strengthened with externally bonded glass fibre reinforced polymer laminates. Approach: A total of 21 beams specimens of size 150, 250´3000 mm were cast and tested. Results: Out of the 21 specimens, 7 specimens were tested without any corrosion damage (R-Series), 7 after inducing 10% corrosion damage (ASeries) and another 7 after inducing 25% corrosion damage (B-Series). Out of the seven specimens in each series, one was tested without any laminate, three specimens were tested after applying 3 mm thick CSM, UDC and WR laminates and another three specimens after applying 5mm thick CSM, UDC and WR laminates. Conclusion/Recommendations: The test results show that the beams strengthened with externally bonded GFRP laminates exhibit increased strength, stiffness, ductility and composite action until failure. An Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) model is developed for predicting the study parameters for input values lying within the range of this experimental study.

Copyright

© 2012 V. Balasubramaniam, P. N. Raghunath and K. Suguna. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.