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Modelling mechanical behaviour of rubber concrete using evolutionary polynomial regression

Modelling mechanical behaviour of rubber concrete using evolutionary polynomial regression

Ahangar-Asr, Alireza, Faramarzi, Asaad, Javadi, Akbar A. and Giustolisi, Orazio (2011) Modelling mechanical behaviour of rubber concrete using evolutionary polynomial regression. Engineering Computations, 28 (4). pp. 492-507. ISSN 0264-4401 (doi:10.1108/02644401111131902)

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Abstract

Purpose - Using discarded tyre rubber as concrete aggregate is an effective solution to the environmental problems associated with disposal of this waste material. However, adding rubber as aggregate in concrete mixture changes, the mechanical properties of concrete, depending mainly on the type and amount of rubber used. An appropriate model is required to describe the behaviour of
rubber concrete in engineering applications. The purpose of this paper is to show how a new evolutionary data mining technique, evolutionary polynomial regression (EPR), is used to predict the mechanical properties of rubber concrete.

Design/methodology/approach – EPR is a data-driven method based on evolutionary computing, aimed to
search for polynomial structures representing a system. In this technique, a combination of the genetic algorithm and the least square method is used to find feasible structures and the appropriate constants for those structures.

Findings – Data from 70 cases of experiments on rubber concrete are used for development and validation of the EPR models. Three models are developed relating compressive strength, splitting tensile strength, and elastic modulus to a number of physical parameters that are known to
contribute to the mechanical behaviour of rubber concrete. The most outstanding characteristic of the proposed technique is that it provides a transparent, structured, and accurate representation of the behaviour of the material in the form of a polynomial function, giving insight to the user about the contributions of different parameters involved. The proposed model shows excellent
agreement with experimental results, and provides an fficient method for estimation of mechanical properties of rubber concrete.

Originality/value – In this paper, a new evolutionary data mining approach is presented for the analysis of mechanical behaviour of rubber concrete. The new approach overcomes the shortcomings of the traditional and artificial neural network-based methods presented in the literature for the analysis of slopes. EPR provides a viable tool to find a structured representation of the system,which allows the user to gain additional information on how the system performs.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: rubbers, concretes, mechanical behaviour of materials
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Engineering
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:23
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/9583

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