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Prediction of Ultimate Strength of Locally Corroded Plates Using ANFIS Model


Abdussamie, N and Daboos, M and Ojeda, R, Prediction of Ultimate Strength of Locally Corroded Plates Using ANFIS Model, Proceedings of the PACIFIC 2017 International Maritime Conference, 3-5 October 2017, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-9. (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the effects of pitting corrosion in ships’ hull structures. Unlike general corrosion, where the thickness loss is normally assumed to be uniform, pitting corrosion is extremely localised which poses difficulties in the ultimate strength assessment of structures suffering from it. The use of an Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) method is proposed in this paper to predict the ultimate strength reduction of locally corroded plates. Published ultimate strength data sets for unstiffened plates with pitting corrosion subjected to uniaxial inplane compressive loads were used to create and test ANFIS models. A number of input variables were used including the ratios of the plate slenderness, pit breadth to plate width, pit length to plate length and pit depth to plate thickness. Rule-based fuzzy sets were used for mapping the inputs to the output which is the reduction in the ultimate strength. Different types of membership functions were tested to find the best accurate model. The two-sided Gaussian-type function was found to be more effective and less sensitive to the sample size than other functions tested in this study. It was concluded that the developed model can predict the ultimate strength of structures locally corroded.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:marine structures, pitting corrosion, adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Maritime engineering
Research Field:Ocean engineering
Objective Division:Energy
Objective Group:Energy exploration
Objective Field:Oil and gas exploration
UTAS Author:Abdussamie, N (Dr Nagi Abdussamie)
UTAS Author:Ojeda, R (Dr Roberto Ojeda Rabanal)
ID Code:123390
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2018-01-04
Last Modified:2018-04-19

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