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Direct solution method for finite element analysis using Hopfield neural network

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4 Author(s)
Yamashita, H. ; Fac. of Eng., Hiroshima Univ., Japan ; Kowata, N. ; Cingoski, V. ; Kaneda, K.

One property of the Hopfield neural network is the monotonous minimization of energy as time proceeds. In this paper, this property is applied to minimize the energy functional obtained by ordinary finite element analysis. The mathematical representation and correlation between finite element and neural network calculus are presented. The selection of the sigmoid function and its influence on the iteration process is discussed. The obtained results using the proposed method show excellent agreement with theoretical solutions

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Magnetics, IEEE Transactions on  (Volume:31 ,  Issue: 3 )