Third M.I.T. Conference on Computational Fluid and Solid Mechanics June 14–17, 2005  

Intelligent finite element method

A.A. Javadi*, T.P. Tan, A.S.I. Elkassas
University of Exeter, Department of Engineering, Exeter, EX4 4QF, UK

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In this paper, a neural network-based (intelligent) finite element method is presented for the analysis of civil engineering problems. The methodology is based on the integration of a neural network in a finite element (FE) framework. In the proposed methodology, a neural network is used as a substitute to the conventional constitutive material models. The efficiency of the developed methodology is illustrated by application to the analysis of a civil engineering problem.

Keywords:  Finite element method; Artificial neural network; Constitutive modeling

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