Selecting pile construction method using fuzzy approach

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The selection of pile foundation construction method depends mainly upon the subjective opinion of construction practitioners. Therefore, this experience has to be documented and stored in the intelligent company database for usage in future pile construction projects. This research introduces an attempt to store the experts' subjective experience using a fuzzy expert system (FES) or fuzzy model. The proposed model uses soil type, environmental conditions, water table position, and granular strata location as input variables. It produces the appropriate pile construction method and its associated membership value as outputs. The FES system is designated based upon construction facts and practitiones opinion. It is validated and a sensitivity analysis is performed to check its sensitivity to any changes in the inputs. It proves its robustness in selecting the appropriate pile construction method.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2005
Subtitle of host publicationBroadening Perspectives - Proceedings of the Congress
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2005
Externally publishedYes
EventConstruction Research Congress 2005: Broadening Perspectives - Proceedings of the Congress - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 5 Apr 20057 Apr 2005


ConferenceConstruction Research Congress 2005: Broadening Perspectives - Proceedings of the Congress
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA


  • Fuzzy expert system
  • Fuzzy rules
  • Fuzzy variables
  • Pile construction method
  • Soil conditions

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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