Implementation of AI for The Prediction of Failures of Reinforced Concrete Frames

Document Type : Original Research Article


Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Behbahan Khatam Alanbia University of Technology, Behbahan, Iran


Reinforced concrete tall building failure, in residual areas, can cause catastrophic disaster if they can’t survive during the destructive earthquakes. Hence, determining the damage of these buildings in the earthquake and detecting the probable mechanism formation are necessary for insurance purposes in urban areas. This paper aims to determine the failure modes of the moment resisting concrete frames (MRFs) according to the damage of the beam and column.  To achieve this goal, a 15-storey moment resisting reinforced concrete frame is modeled via IDARC software, and nonlinear dynamic time history analysis is performed through 60 seismic accelerograms. Then the collapse and non-collapse vectors are constructed obtaining the results of dynamic analysis in both modes. The artificial neural network is used for the classification of the obtained modes. The results show good agreement in failures classes. Hence it is possible to introduce the simple weight factor for frame status identification.


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