Prediction of shear strength of FRP-reinforced concrete beams without stirrups based on genetic programming

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@Article{Kara2011,
  author =       "Ilker Fatih Kara",
  title =        "Prediction of shear strength of FRP-reinforced
                 concrete beams without stirrups based on genetic
                 programming",
  journal =      "Advances in Engineering Software",
  year =         "2011",
  volume =       "42",
  number =       "6",
  pages =        "295--304",
  ISSN =         "0965-9978",
  DOI =          "doi:10.1016/j.advengsoft.2011.02.002",
  URL =          "http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6V1P-52FTG6M-1/2/cc6e82009d687d7917fc13cd45df6fc8",
  keywords =     "genetic algorithms, genetic programming, Gene
                 expression programming, Fibre reinforced polymers,
                 Shear strength, Concrete beams",
  size =         "10 pages",
  abstract =     "The use of fibre reinforced polymer (FRP) bars to
                 reinforce concrete structures has received a great deal
                 of attention in recent years due to their excellent
                 corrosion resistance, high tensile strength, and good
                 non-magnetisation properties. Due to the relatively low
                 modulus of elasticity of FRP bars, concrete members
                 reinforced longitudinally with FRP bars experience
                 reduced shear strength compared to the shear strength
                 of those reinforced with the same amounts of steel
                 reinforcement. This paper presents a simple yet
                 improved model to calculate the concrete shear strength
                 of FRP-reinforced concrete slender beams (a/d > 2.5)
                 without stirrups based on the gene expression
                 programming (GEP) approach. The model produced by GEP
                 is constructed directly from a set of experimental
                 results available in the literature. The results of
                 training, testing and validation sets of the model are
                 compared with experimental results. All of the results
                 show that GEP is a strong technique for the prediction
                 of the shear capacity of FRP-reinforced concrete beams
                 without stirrups. The performance of the GEP model is
                 also compared to that of four commonly used shear
                 design provisions for FRP-reinforced concrete beams.
                 The proposed model produced by GEP provides the most
                 accurate results in calculating the concrete shear
                 strength of FRP-reinforced concrete beams among
                 existing shear equations provided by current
                 provisions. A parametric study is also carried out to
                 evaluate the ability of the proposed GEP model and
                 current shear design guidelines to quantitatively
                 account for the effects of basic shear design
                 parameters on the shear strength of FRP-reinforced
                 concrete beams.",
}

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