A FUZZY DIAGNOSTIC MODEL FOR DIAGNOSING CRACKS IN REINFORCED CONCRETE STRUCTURES

A fuzzy diagnostic model based on the concept of cause-and-effect diagramming and fuzzy set theory is presented. Two levels of parameters representing the causes of cracks in concrete are used to form fuzzy sets. The parameters represent materials used, fabrication of structural elements, loading, and environmental conditions. An expert system that links the parameters by means of fuzzy set theory is constructed using finite universal sets consisting of membership functions and fuzzy vectors. The model is capable of interpreting the causes of crack formation by means of a cause-and-effect diagram. Two examples are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the model in diagnosing crack formation in reinforced concrete structures.

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    Blackwell Publishing

    350 Main Street
    Malden, MA  United States  02148
  • Authors:
    • Chao, C-J
    • Cheng, F-P
  • Publication Date: 1996-3

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00721202
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 8 1996 12:00AM