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Civil-Comp Proceedings
ISSN 1759-3433
CCP: 64
Edited by: B.H.V. Topping
Paper I.2

Identification for Axial Force and Boundary Conditions of an Orthotropic Rectangular Plate using Neural Networks

I. Takahashi

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kanagawa Institute of Technology, Kanagawa, Japa

Full Bibliographic Reference for this paper
I. Takahashi, "Identification for Axial Force and Boundary Conditions of an Orthotropic Rectangular Plate using Neural Networks", in B.H.V. Topping, (Editor), "Computational Engineering using Metaphors from Nature", Civil-Comp Press, Edinburgh, UK, pp 7-13, 2000. doi:10.4203/ccp.64.1.2
With the increasing size and complexity of machines and vessels, the inverse problems of continuous bodies are becoming necessary. In this paper the possibility of using a multilayer perceptron network trained with the backpropagation algorithm for identifying the axial force and support condition (or shape parameters) of orthotropic plates is studied. The considered plate model is a tapered rectangular plate, using a transfer matrix method, to estimate the changes in various modal parameters, caused by an axial force, shape parameters and support condition of plates. The basic idea is to train a neural network with simulated patterns of the relative changes in natural frequencies (eigenvalues) and corresponding support condition (or shape parameters) and axial force of plates in order to recognize the behavior of plate. Subjecting this neural network to un-learning values should imply information about the shape parameters and axial force. The training data are obtained by the transfer matrix method.

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