Design of Beam-Columns Using Artificial Neural Networks


In this paper, manual design of beam-columns, based on the procedure adopted byamerican society of steel construction, is described. an attempt has been taken toapply artificial neural network to the design of steel beam-columns of hot-rolledshapes. for this purpose, a set of data have been generated using the software packagestaad pro, and then used in training and testing the neural network. the results showedthat artificial neural network after successful learning could specify the propersections with relatively high accuracy.