Modeling the slake durability index using regression analysis, artificial neural networks and adaptive neuro-fuzzy methods


KOLAY E. , KAYABALI K., TAŞDEMİR Y.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.69, no.2, pp.275-286, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10064-009-0259-1
  • Title of Journal : BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
  • Page Numbers: pp.275-286

Abstract

Clay bearing, weathered and other weak rocks cause major problems in engineering practice due to their interactions with water. The slake durability index (I (d2)) is an important tool used to assess the resistance of these rocks to erosion and degradation, but sample preparation for this test is tedious. The paper reports an attempt to define I (d2) through statistical models using other parameters that are simpler to obtain. The main objective of this study was to define the best empirical relationship between the I (d2) and the point load strength index (I (s(50))), dry unit weight (gamma (d)) and fractal dimension (D) parameters of eight rock types by applying general multiple linear regression (GLM), artificial neural networks (ANN) and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference systems (ANFIS). The models obtained were evaluated using the R (2), MSE, MARE and d parameters. The results indicate that the relationships between I (d2) and gamma (d), I (s(50)) and D were best obtained using ANN, followed by GLM and ANFIS. It is concluded that ANN modelling is a fast and practical method of establishing I (d2).