Application of BP network to tests on fractal characteristics of coarse cross-sections

Yexue Li, Heping Xie, Jianbo Zhu, Nan Ma

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With the results from scanning of laser profilometer to plaster fracture surface, the dimension Ds and intercept As of coarse surface are obtained on the basis of dimension calculation theory-cubic covering method. Along x- and y-directions, the surface is cut with scanning space (0.2 mm). Based on curve dimension theory-box-dimension method, the dimensions and intercepts of all curves are calculated. Then x- and y-direction dimension average values (Dx, Dy) and intercept average values (Ax, Ay) are all gained. Logical relation among intercept average values of x-direction and y-direction-Ax and Ay, and surface intercept As are explored on the premise of different surface dimensions. By constructing BP artificial neural network with early stopping, mutual relations between the two parameters-dimension Ds and intercept As and four parameters, i.e. x- and y-direction dimension average values (Dx, Dy) and intercept mean values (Ax, Ay) are disclosed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4402-4409
Number of pages8
JournalYanshilixue Yu Gongcheng Xuebao/Chinese Journal of Rock Mechanics and Engineering
Issue numberSUPPL. 2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes


  • BP network
  • Fractal
  • Gypsum
  • Matlab
  • Rock mechanics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology

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