Iterative neural network strategy for static model identification of an FRP deck

  • Kim, Dookie (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kunsan National University) ;
  • Kim, Dong Hyawn (Department of Coastal Construction Engineering, Kunsan National University) ;
  • Cui, Jintao (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kunsan National University) ;
  • Seo, Hyeong Yeol (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Kunsan National University) ;
  • Lee, Young Ho (Structure Research Department, Korea Institute of Construction Technology)
  • Received : 2009.07.16
  • Accepted : 2009.08.31
  • Published : 2009.09.25


This study proposes a system identification technique for a fiber-reinforced polymer deck with neural networks. Neural networks are trained for system identification and the identified structure gives training data in return. This process is repeated until the identified parameters converge. Hence, the proposed algorithm is called an iterative neural network scheme. The proposed algorithm also relies on recent developments in the experimental design of the response surface method. The proposed strategy is verified with known systems and applied to a fiber-reinforced polymer bridge deck with experimental data.


fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP);system identification;neural network (NN);response surface method (RSM);iteration


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