Modelling Mechanical Behaviour without Mechanics
The modelling of mechanical behaviour of structures or, simply, that of solids bodies, has undergone a process of enormous maturation through the history of Mechanics, in the last two centuries. Depending on the then existing scientific paradigms, each of the steps of improvement in the modelling of mechanical behaviour of solid bodies has taken various forms; however, regardless of using a more rational approach or one of, predominantly, an empirical nature, mechanics has been invoked as the obvious supporting discipline for the analysis and synthesis of behaviour. Hence, the immensely rich spectrum of modelling attitudes spanning from experimental, through purely theoretical to computational methods.
KeywordsArtificial Neural Network Frictional Contact Trained Network Generalisation Capacity Prescribe Velocity
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