The Scientific World Journal

Soft Computing Methods in Civil Engineering

Publishing date
27 Mar 2015
Submission deadline
07 Nov 2014

1University of Tabriz, Tabriz, Iran

2Texas A & M University, College Station, USA

3Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

4Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China

Soft Computing Methods in Civil Engineering


Demand for lightweight, efficient, and low cost structures seems mandatory because of growing realization of the rarity of raw materials and rapid depletion of convention energy sources. This requires engineers to be aware of optimization techniques. Designing, analyzing, and solving civil engineering problems can be of very large scale and highly nonlinear, and to find solutions to these problems is often very challenging. In the past two decades, soft computing methods are becoming an important class of efficient tools for developing intelligent systems and providing solutions to complicated engineering problems.

The focus of this special issue is on computational methods for solving civil engineering problems. Articles submitted to this special issue can also be concerned about the most significant recent developments on the topics of computational methods and their applications in civil engineering problems. We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to research on applications of the soft computing approaches to solve civil engineering problems.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Methodologies
  • Genetic, evolutionary computation
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Charged system search
  • Neural networks, support vector machines
  • Fuzzy logic and fuzzy systems
  • Hybrid algorithms
  • Domains of applications
  • Hydraulic engineering
  • Geotechnical engineering
  • Transportation engineering
  • Structural design, diagnostics, and health monitoring
  • Environmental engineering
  • Coastal and ocean engineering
  • Construction management


  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 605871
  • - Editorial

Soft Computing Methods in Civil Engineering

Siamak Talatahari | Vijay P. Singh | ... | Fei Kang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 651763
  • - Research Article

Optimal Pipe Size Design for Looped Irrigation Water Supply System Using Harmony Search: Saemangeum Project Area

Do Guen Yoo | Ho Min Lee | ... | Joong Hoon Kim
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 936106
  • - Research Article

Conceptual Comparison of Population Based Metaheuristics for Engineering Problems

Oluwole Adekanmbi | Paul Green
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 757608
  • - Research Article

Safety Identifying of Integral Abutment Bridges under Seismic and Thermal Loads

Narges Easazadeh Far | Majid Barghian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 240952
  • - Research Article

Performance-Based Seismic Design of Steel Frames Utilizing Colliding Bodies Algorithm

H. Veladi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 271586
  • - Research Article

A Parametric Study of Nonlinear Seismic Response Analysis of Transmission Line Structures

Li Tian | Yanming Wang | ... | Hui Qian
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 314605
  • - Research Article

The Effect Analysis of Strain Rate on Power Transmission Tower-Line System under Seismic Excitation

Li Tian | Wenming Wang | Hui Qian
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