Artificial intelligence in structural mechanics: hoary chestnut or real revolution?
It is estimated that the term artificial intelligence (AI) was launched about 70 years ago.
Since then, it has become increasingly used to solve various practical and scientific problems,
also in structural mechanics. In recent years, there has been more and more discussion
about future challenges and the development of AI. How does this relate to the area of
structural mechanics? In which areas of structural mechanics are the applications of AI most
sensible? What is the current trend of the application of AI in structural mechanics? Is it just
forecasting the strength of materials, or is it something more? Which materials are most
frequently analyzed using AI? Which algorithms are the most useful? How will AI help us to
analyze entire structures? Are the applications of AI in structural mechanics once again a
hoary chestnut, or maybe is this the time for a real revolution?
It is planned that authors will try to answer these doubts in high quality scientific articles
to be published in this special issue of Studia Geotechnica et Mechanica. I hope that the
scientific discussion in this regard will bring us all closer to the answers to these exiting
questions and challenges.
Special Issue Editor: Prof. Łukasz Sadowski
Łukasz Sadowski is a Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering
of Wrocław University of Science Technology. He is the Head of the Department
of Materials Engineering and Construction Processes. He is the fellow of Foundation
for Polish Science and Ministry of Science and Higher Education. He is the senior
member of RILEM and young member of Polish Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Sadowski is a passionate about searching for relationships between scientific
paradigms and practical rules in construction, especially in materials engineering,
non-destructive testing, surface engineering, construction processes and artificial intelligence.