Computing air demand using the Takagi–Sugeno model for dam outlets

Zounemat-Kermani, M and Scholz, M ORCID: 2013, 'Computing air demand using the Takagi–Sugeno model for dam outlets' , Water, 5 (3) , pp. 1441-1456.

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An adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) was developed using the subtractive clustering technique to study the air demand in low-level outlet works. The ANFIS model was employed to calculate vent air discharge in different gate openings for an embankment dam. A hybrid learning algorithm obtained from combining back-propagation and least square estimate was adopted to identify linear and non-linear parameters in the ANFIS model. Empirical relationships based on the experimental information obtained from physical models were applied to 108 experimental data points to obtain more reliable evaluations. The feed-forward Levenberg-Marquardt neural network (LMNN) and multiple linear regression (MLR) models were also built using the same data to compare model performances with each other. The results indicated that the fuzzy rule-based model performed better than the LMNN and MLR models, in terms of the simulation performance criteria established, as the root mean square error, the Nash–Sutcliffe efficiency, the correlation coefficient and the Bias.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Water
Publisher: MDPI
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2073-4441
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Depositing User: Institutional Repository
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 16:52
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 04:33

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