A Genetic Algorithm for the Classification of Earthquake Damages in Buildings
In this paper an efficient classification system in the area of earthquake engineering is reported. The proposed method uses a set of artificial accelerograms to examine several types of damages in specific structures. With the use of seismic accelerograms, a set of twenty seismic parameters have been extracted to describe earthquakes. Previous studies based on artificial neural networks and neuro-fuzzy classification systems present satisfactory classification results in different types of earthquake damages. In this approach a genetic algorithm (GA) was used to find the optimal feature subset of the seismic parameters that minimizes the computational cost and maximizes the classification performance. Experimental results indicate that the use of the GA was able to classify the structural damages with classification rates up to 92%.
KeywordsGenetic Algorithm Damage Index Seismic Signal Intensity Parameter Earthquake Damage
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