ISSN: 1304-7191 | E-ISSN: 1304-7205
1D Fuzzy inverse logic method and its use in the design of thick reinforced concrete columns
1Department of Civil Engineering, Gümüşhane University, Gümüşhane, 29100, Türkiye
Sigma J Eng Nat Sci 2024; 42(2): 459-474 DOI: 10.14744/sigma.2022.00083
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In this study, without using any uniaxial force and bending moment (N-M) interaction di-agrams, designs were carried out on thick columns subjected to uniaxial bending and com-pression by a novel 1 dimensional (1D) Fuzzy Inverse Logic (FIL) method. For this purpose, firstly, a Fuzzy Logic (FL) model was developed and the FIL method was applied to it there-after. While, the cross-section width (b), the cross-section height (h), the rebar diameter(f), the numbers of reinforcement rows (Rx and Ry) placed into the cross-section in X and Y di-rections, the characteristic concrete compressive strength(fck) and the axial force ratio Nr=N/(b.h.(fck/1.5)) were taken as variable parameters, concrete cover thickness (c), rebar strength (fyd) and k1 parameter defined for the concrete pressure block were kept constant in the de-veloped FL model. After designs were performed on 15 columns having different variable variations by the 1D FIL method, moment bearing capacities of the obtained 9737 alterna-tive designs determined conventionally were compared with the desired moment values. The evaluations made on the comparisons show that the FIL method is not only a very effective artificial intelligence method for the design of reinforced concrete thick columns but also a promising method for many other problems such as control, optimization, design, etc.