Impact Analysis of a Concrete Beam via Generative Adversarial Networks

  IJRES-book-cover  International Journal of Recent Engineering Science (IJRES)          
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Volume-9 Issue-1
Year of Publication : 2022
DOI : 10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V9I1P103


MLA Style: Tuğrul ERDEM, R., et al. "Impact Analysis of a Concrete Beam via Generative Adversarial Networks" International Journal of Recent Engineering Science  vol. 9, no. 1, Jan-Feb. 2022, pp. 16-21. Crossref,

APA Style: Tuğrul ERDEM, R., Engin GÜCÜYEN, Aybike ÖZYÜKSEL ÇİFTÇİOĞLU, Erkan KANTAR. (2022). Impact Analysis of a Concrete Beam via Generative Adversarial Networks. International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, 9(1), 16-21.

This study investigates the behavior of a concrete beam under impact loading. For this purpose, the beam specimen is produced, and impact experiments have been performed by using a drop weight test setup. Besides, several measurement devices such as an accelerometer, dynamic load cell, optic photocells and data logger are also utilized in the experimental study. The constant input energy is implemented on the concrete beam specimen, and measurements are collected for each drop of the hammer. In the numerical part of the study, a novel deep learning model called generative adversarial network (GAN) that has the ability to generate synthetic data without human intervention has been designed. GANs create an artificial intelligence agent to compete against another artificial intelligence agent in order to generate new samples with desired properties. GANs are used to produce synthetic data with the same statistical distribution as the experimental acceleration and impact load values acquired from the experiments. When experimental (real) and numerical (synthetic) values are compared, it is discovered that the suggested numerical model has produced consistent results in the creation of synthetic experimental values for the specimen. So, it is thought that the proposed numerical could be evaluated in the prediction of impact experiments.

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Concrete beam, Test setup, Impact loading, GANs, TVAE.