Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System-Based Backcalculation Approach to Airport Pavement Structural Analysis

This paper describes the application of adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) methodology for the backcalculation of airport flexible pavement layer moduli. The proposed ANFIS-based backcalculation approach employs a hybrid learning procedure to construct a non-linear input-output mapping based on qualitative aspects of human knowledge and pavement engineering experience incorporated in the form of fuzzy if-then rules as well as synthetically generated Finite Element (FE) based pavement modeling solutions in the form of input-output data pairs. The developed neuro-fuzzy backcalculation methodology was evaluated using hypothetical data as well as extensive non-destructive field deflection data acquired from a state-of-the-art full-scale airport pavement test facility. It was shown that the ANFIS based backcalculation approach inherits the fundamental capability of a fuzzy model to especially deal with nonrandom uncertainties, vagueness, and imprecision associated with non-linear inverse analysis of transient pavement surface deflection measurements.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: pp 9-16
  • Monograph Title: Material, Design, Construction, Maintenance, and Testing of Pavement: Selected Papers From the 2009 GeoHunan International Conference

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  • Accession Number: 01142833
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9780784410455
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 2009 4:33PM