Fuzzy-logic based inelastic displacement ratios of degrading RC structures

Ozkul S., AYOUB A., Altunkaynak A.

ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, vol.75, pp.590-603, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 75
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.engstruct.2014.06.030
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.590-603
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


The existing classical methods for estimating the inelastic displacement ratios of reinforced concrete (RC) structures subjected to seismic excitation are built upon several assumptions that ignore the effect of uncertainties on the concerning phenomenon. Uncertainty techniques are more appropriate to modeling such phenomenon that inherits impreciseness. This research presents a new method predicting the inelastic displacement ratio of moderately degrading RC structures subjected to earthquake loading using expert systems such as fuzzy logic approach.