Computational Models

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This chapter analyses the application of computational models to the service life prediction of façades claddings. The chapter uses two approaches, artificial neural networks (ANNs) and fuzzy systems (fuzzy logic). These models are able to find the non-linear function that best fits the dataset to be modelled, using a learning process based on experiences and examples, and to generalize it for new samples hitherto unknown. Computational methods allow obtaining the estimated service life of façades according to the variables considered as explanatory and statistically relevant to the degradation phenomena.


Membership Function Fuzzy Logic Service Life Fuzzy Model Absolute Percentage Error 
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  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Superior TécnicoUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal
  3. 3.Faculty of ArchitectureUniversidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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