Applications of Artificial Neural Nets in Structural Mechanics

  • L. Berke
  • P. Hajela
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 325)


A brief introduction to the fundamentals of Neural Nets is given first, followed by two applications in structural optimization. In the first case the feasibility of simulating with neural nets the many structural analyses performed during optimization iterations was studied. In the second case the concept of using neural nets to capture design expertese was investigated.


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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Berke
    • 1
  • P. Hajela
    • 2
  1. 1.NASA Lewis Research CenterClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Rensselaer PolytechnicTroyUSA

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