Special Issue "Soft Computing Techniques in Structural Engineering and Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: applied mathematics and numerical methods; computational mechanics; artificial neural networks; masonry structures
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During the last three decades, nonconventional methods have become an important class of efficient tools, providing solutions to complicated engineering problems. Among these methods, soft computing has to be mentioned as one of the most eminent approaches. Neural networks (NNs), fuzzy logic, and evolutionary algorithms are the most popular soft-computing techniques.
The focus of this Special Issue is on nondeterministic computational methods for the modeling of structural engineering and materials problems. Articles submitted to this Special Issue can also be concerned with the most significant recent developments in computational methods and their applications in structural engineering and materials problems. We invite researchers to contribute original research articles, as well as review articles, that will stimulate the continuing research effort on applications of the soft computing approaches to model structural engineering and materials problems.
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis G. Asteris
Manuscript Submission Information
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- State-of-the-art on a specific theme
- Genetic, evolutionary computation
- Swarm intelligence
- Neural networks, support vector machines
- Fuzzy logic and fuzzy systems
- Hybrid algorithms
- Topology optimization
- Fragility analysis
- Structural design, diagnostics, and health monitoring
- Modeling of mechanical properties of structural materials
- Comparison and Validation of Artificial Neural Networks with other Machine Learning models