Publication Type:

Journal Article


International Journal of Design Engineering, Inderscience, Volume 3, Issue 1, p.77-96 (2010)



ANN, Artificial neural networks, Backpropagation, design engineering, equivalent strut method, evolutionary computation, failure load, infilled frames, lateral loading, Testing, Training


A neural network model to determine the failure load and drift of infilled frames under lateral loading is developed in the present paper. The backpropagation neural network is used to evaluate the failure criteria on the infilled frames using the analytically generated data. Training of the network is done by considering the aspect ratio, number of bays, area of column, area of beam, grade of concrete, grade of steel used for the construction and a non-dimensional parameter λh as the input parameters. To validate the efficacy of the model, an experimental investigation was carried out and the results are compared with that obtained using the ANN model. The experimentation is carried out under the same conditions used for the generation of the analytical data. The agreement was found to be good.

Cite this Research Publication

Dr. Mini K. M. and Subramanian, K., “Analysis of Infilled Frames –A Study Using Artificial Neural Network”, International Journal of Design Engineering, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 77-96, 2010.