Design of a new hybrid artificial neural network method based on decision trees for calculating the Froude number in rigid rectangular channels

Isa Ebtehaj, and Hossein Bonakdari, and Amir Hossein Zaji, and Hin Charles Joo Bong, and Aminuddin Ab Ghani, (2016) Design of a new hybrid artificial neural network method based on decision trees for calculating the Froude number in rigid rectangular channels. Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics, 64 (3). pp. 252-260. ISSN 0042790X

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Abstract

A vital topic regarding the optimum and economical design of rigid boundary open channels such as sewers and drainage systems is determining the movement of sediment particles. In this study, the incipient motion of sediment is estimated using three datasets from literature, including a wide range of hydraulic parameters. Because existing equations do not consider the effect of sediment bed thickness on incipient motion estimation, this parameter is applied in this study along with the multilayer perceptron (MLP), a hybrid method based on decision trees (DT) (MLP-DT), to estimate incipient motion. According to a comparison with the observed experimental outcome, the proposed method performs well (MARE = 0.048, RMSE = 0.134, SI = 0.06, BIAS = -0.036). The performance of MLP and MLP-DT is compared with that of existing regression-based equations, and significantly higher performance over existing models is observed. Finally, an explicit expression for practical engineering is also provided

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Decision tree; Incipient motion; Multilayer perceptron (MLP); Froude number, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 16:57
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2017 01:46
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/13507

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