ISSN: 1304-7191 | E-ISSN: 1304-7205
1D Fuzzy inverse logic method and its use in the design of thick reinforced concrete columns
1Gumushane University
Sigma J Eng Nat Sci - DOI: 10.14744/sigma.2022.00083
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In this study, without using any uniaxial force and bending moment (N-M) interaction diagrams, designs were carried out on thick columns subjected to uniaxial bending and compression 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 thereafter. While, the cross-section width (b), the cross-section height (h), the rebar diameter(), the numbers of reinforcement rows (Rx and Ry) placed into the cross-section in X and Y directions, 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 developed 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 alternative 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.