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Novel hybridized adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system models based particle swarm optimization and genetic algorithms for accurate prediction of stress intensity factor


Mohamed El Amine Ben Seghier, Hermes Carvalho, Behrooz Keshtegar, José A. F. O. Correia, Filippo Berto

Source title: 
Fatigue and Fracture of Engineering Materials and Structures, 2020 (ISI)
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The aim of this study is to develop a new framework for the prediction of stress intensity factor (SIF) using newly developed hybrid artificial intelligence (AI) models. To do so, an adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system optimized by two meta-heuristic algorithms as genetic algorithm (ANFIS-GA) and particle swarm optimization (ANFIS-PSO) is proposed. Moreover, a database composed of 150 SIF values obtained using the finite element method (FEM) calculations is used for training and validating the two proposed AI models. The efficiency and accuracy of the proposed AI models were investigated through several assessment criteria. Results showed the outperformance of the ANFIS-PSO model for accurate prediction of SIF values with R2 = 0.9913, root mean square error (RMSE) = 23.6 and mean absolute error (MAE) = 18.07, whereas both AI models indicate a robust performance in the presence of input variability. Overall, the performed study provides a hybrid AI framework that can serve as an efficient numerical tool for SIF prediction and analysis.