ANN constitutive material model in the shakedown analysis of an aluminum structure

  • Beata Potrzeszcz-Sut
  • Ewa Pabisek


The paper presents the application of artificial neural networks (ANN) for description of the Ramberg- Osgood (RO) material model, representing the non linear strain-stress relationship of ε (σ). A neural model of material (NMM) is a feed-forward layered neural network (FLNN) whose parameters were determined using the penalized least squares (PLS) method. A FLNN performing the inverse problem: σ(ε), using pseudo empirical patterns, was developed. Two models of NMM were developed, i.e. a standard model (SNN) and a model based on Bayesian inference (BNN). The properties of the models were compared on the example of a reference truss structure. The computations were performed by means of the hybrid FEM/NMM program, in which NMM developed previously described the current model of the material, and made it possible to explicitly build a tangent operator Et = dσ/dε. The neural model of material was applied to the analysis of the shakedown of load carrying capacity of an aluminum truss.


artificial neural network, inverse problem, material modeling, finite element method, hybrid program, shakedown analysis,


Jan 25, 2017
How to Cite
POTRZESZCZ-SUT, Beata; PABISEK, Ewa. ANN constitutive material model in the shakedown analysis of an aluminum structure. Computer Assisted Methods in Engineering and Science, [S.l.], v. 21, n. 1, p. 49-58, jan. 2017. ISSN 2299-3649. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 23 jan. 2022.