Predicting wave run-up on rubble-mound structures using M5 model tree

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Title Predicting wave run-up on rubble-mound structures using M5 model tree
Author Bonakdar, Lisham; Etemad Shahidi, Amir Farshad
Journal Name Ocean Engineering
Year Published 2011
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Abstract Predictionofrun-uplevelisakeytaskindesignofthecoastalstructures.Forthedesignofthecrest level ofcoastalstructures,thewaverun-uplevelwitha2%exceedanceprobability, Ru2%, ismost commonlyused.Inthisstudy,theperformanceofM5modeltreeforpredictionofthewaverun-upon rubble-moundstructureswasinvestigated.Themainadvantageofmodeltrees,unliketheothersoft computingtools,istheireasieruseandmoreimportantlytheirunderstandablemathematicalrules. ExperimentaldatasetofVanderMeerandStamwasusedfordevelopingmodeltrees.Theconventional governingparameterswereselectedastheinputvariablesandtheobtainedresultswerecompared with VanderMeerandStam’sformula,recommendedbythe CoastalEngineeringManual(CEM,2006). The predictiveaccuracyofthemodeltreeapproachwasfoundtobesuperiortothatofVanderMeer and Stam’sempiricalformula.Furthermore,tojudgethegeneralizationcapabilityofthemodeltree method,themodeldevelopedbasedonlaboratorydatasetwasvalidatedwiththeprototyperun-up measurementsontheZeebruggebreakwater,Belgium.Resultsshowthatthemodeltreeismore accuratethanempiricalformulasandTSFuzzyapproachinestimatingthefull-scalerun-up.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oceaneng.2010.09.015
Copyright Statement Copyright 2011 Elsevier. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.
Volume 38
Issue Number 1
Page from 111
Page to 118
ISSN 0029-8018
Date Accessioned 2012-03-28
Date Available 2012-05-28T22:13:42Z
Language en_US
Research Centre Centre for Infrastructure Engineering and Management
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject Maritime Engineering
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/44214
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1x

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