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Mohammadreza Motahari

Mohammadreza Motahari

Academic rank: Associate Professor
ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2103-0204
Education: PhD.
ScopusId: 55621034700
Faculty: Engineering
Address: Arak University


Automated design of a new integrated intelligent computing paradigm for constructing a constitutive model applicable to predicting rock fractures
Rock fracture, Radial basis function neural network, Grey wolf optimization, Genetic algorithm
Journal Engineering with Computers
Researchers Kang Peng ، Menad Nait Amar ، Hocine Ouaer ، Mohammadreza Motahari ، Mahdi Hasanipanah


Making a relation between strains and stresses is an important subject in the rock engineering field. Shear behaviors of rock fractures have been extensively investigated by different researchers. Literature mostly consists of constitutive models in the form of empirical functions that represent experimental data using mathematical regression techniques. As an alternative, this study aims to present a new integrated intelligent computing paradigm to form a constitutive model applicable to rock fractures. To this end, an RBFNN-GWO model is presented, which integrates the radial basis function neural network (RBFNN) with grey wolf optimization (GWO). In the proposed model, the hyperparameters and weights of RBFNN were tuned using the GWO algorithm. The efficiency of the designed RBFNN-GWO was examined comparing it with the RBFNNGA model (a combination of RBFNN and the Genetic Algorithm). The proposed models were trained based on the results of a systematic set of 84 direct shear tests gathered from the literature. The finding of the current study demonstrated the efficiency of both the RBFNN-GA and RBFNN-GWO models in predicting the dilation angle, peak shear displacement, and stress as the rock fracture properties. Among the two models proposed in this study, the statistical results revealed the superiority of RBFNN-GWO over RBFNN-GA in terms of prediction accuracy.