The effect of data size of ANFIS and MLR models on prediction of unconfined compression strength of clayey soils


SN APPLIED SCIENCES, vol.1, no.8, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s42452-019-0883-8
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, INSPEC


The shear strength (S-u) of soils is one of the most widely used parameters for designing structures safely, where Su is found with the unconfined compression test (UCS). Although UCS can be acquired by performing uniaxial compression test it would be extremely helpful to predict the UCS without performing any compression test, namely, using computational methods considering different parameters of soils such as consistency limits, fine grain ratio, liquidity index, and void ratio. The goal of present work is predicting UCS taking into account these soil parameters with the aid of developed Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Inference System (ANFIS) model and the Multiple Linear Regression (MLR) analyses. On the other hand, the effect of the size of the training set of designed models on the results is examined, also. For this aim, four different models composed of different training and test set ratios have been constructed and analyzed using ANFIS and MLR. It is concluded that UCS can be predicted using MLR analysis and ANFIS model with best 0.76 and 0.91 values of determination coefficient (R-2) around the x = y line respectively, and the effect of the size of the training set of models on ANFIS is more pronounced than MLR models.