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    Deep learning applied to computational mechanics: A comprehensive review, state of the art, and the classics

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    Three recent breakthroughs due to AI in arts and science serve as motivation: An award winning digital image, protein folding, fast matrix multiplication. Many recent developments in artificial neural networks, particularly deep learning (DL), applied and relevant to computational mechanics (solid, fluids, finite-element technology) are reviewed in detail. Both hybrid and pure machine learning (ML) methods are discussed. Hybrid methods combine traditional PDE discretizations with ML methods either (1) to help model complex nonlinear constitutive relations, (2) to nonlinearly reduce the model order for efficient simulation (turbulence), or (3) to accelerate the simulation by predicting certain components in the traditional integration methods. Here, methods (1) and (2) relied on Long-Short-Term Memory (LSTM) architecture, with method (3) relying on convolutional neural networks. Pure ML methods to solve (nonlinear) PDEs are represented by Physics-Informed Neural network (PINN) methods, which could be combined with attention mechanism to address discontinuous solutions. Both LSTM and attention architectures, together with modern and generalized classic optimizers to include stochasticity for DL networks, are extensively reviewed. Kernel machines, including Gaussian processes, are provided to sufficient depth for more advanced works such as shallow networks with infinite width. Not only addressing experts, readers are assumed familiar with computational mechanics, but not with DL, whose concepts and applications are built up from the basics, aiming at bringing first-time learners quickly to the forefront of research. History and limitations of AI are recounted and discussed, with particular attention at pointing out misstatements or misconceptions of the classics, even in well-known references. Positioning and pointing control of a large-deformable beam is given as an example.Comment: 275 pages, 158 figures. Appeared online on 2023.03.01 at CMES-Computer Modeling in Engineering & Science

    CNT-molecule-CNT (1D-0D-1D) van der Waals integration ferroelectric memory with 1-nm(2) junction area

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    © 2022 Springer Nature Limited. The device's integration of molecular electronics is limited regarding the large-scale fabrication of gap electrodes on a molecular scale. The van der Waals integration (vdWI) of a vertically aligned molecular layer (0D) with 2D or 3D electrodes indicates the possibility of device's integration; however, the active junction area of 0D-2D and 0D-3D vdWIs remains at a microscale size. Here, we introduce the robust fabrication of a vertical 1D-0D-1D vdWI device with the ultra-small junction area of 1 nm(2) achieved by cross-stacking top carbon nanotubes (CNTs) on molecularly assembled bottom CNTs. 1D-0D-1D vdWI memories are demonstrated through ferroelectric switching of azobenzene molecules owing to the cis-trans transformation combined with the permanent dipole moment of the end-tail -CF3 group. In this work, our 1D-0D-1D vdWI memory exhibits a retention performance above 2000 s, over 300 cycles with an on/off ratio of approximately 10(5) and record current density (3.4 x 10(8) A/cm(2)), which is 100 times higher than previous study through the smallest junction area achieved in a vdWI. The simple stacking of aligned CNTs (4 x 4) allows integration of memory arrays (16 junctions) with high device operational yield (100%), offering integration guidelines for future molecular electronics. The van der Waals integration of molecular layer (0D) with 2D or 3D electrodes is limited at microscale junction. Here, the authors introduce 1D-0D-1D vdWI memory with 1 nm(2) junction achieved by cross-stacking t-CNT on molecularly assembled b-CNT.11Nsciescopu

    Quantification of liver-Lung shunt fraction on 3D SPECT/CT images for selective internal radiation therapy of liver cancer using CNN-based segmentations and non-rigid registration

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    Purpose: Selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT) has been proven to be an effective treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients. In clinical practice, the treatment planning for SIRT using 90Y microspheres requires estimation of the liver-lung shunt fraction (LSF) to avoid radiation pneumonitis. Currently, the manual segmentation method to draw a region of interest (ROI) of the liver and lung in 2D planar imaging of 99mTc-MAA and 3D SPECT/CT images is inconvenient, time-consuming and observer-dependent. In this study, we propose and evaluate a nearly automatic method for LSF quantification using 3D SPECT/CT images, offering improved performance compared with the current manual segmentation method. Methods: We retrospectively acquired 3D SPECT with non-contrast-enhanced CT images (nCECT) of 60 HCC patients from a SPECT/CT scanning machine, along with the corresponding diagnostic contrast-enhanced CT images (CECT). Our approach for LSF quantification is to use CNN-based methods for liver and lung segmentations in the nCECT image. We first apply 3D ResUnet to coarsely segment the liver. If the liver segmentation contains a large error, we dilate the coarse liver segmentation into the liver mask as a ROI in the nCECT image. Subsequently, non-rigid registration is applied to deform the liver in the CECT image to fit that obtained in the nCECT image. The final liver segmentation is obtained by segmenting the liver in the deformed CECT image using nnU-Net. In addition, the lung segmentations are obtained using 2D ResUnet. Finally, LSF quantitation is performed based on the number of counts in the SPECT image inside the segmentations. Evaluations and Results: To evaluate the liver segmentation accuracy, we used Dice similarity coefficient (DSC), asymmetric surface distance (ASSD), and max surface distance (MSD) and compared the proposed method to five well-known CNN-based methods for liver segmentation. Furthermore, the LSF error obtained by the proposed method was compared to a state-of-the-art method, modified Deepmedic, and the LSF quantifications obtained by manual segmentation. The results show that the proposed method achieved a DSC score for the liver segmentation that is comparable to other state-of-the-art methods, with an average of 0.93, and the highest consistency in segmentation accuracy, yielding a standard deviation of the DSC score of 0.01. The proposed method also obtains the lowest ASSD and MSD scores on average (2.6 mm and 31.5 mm, respectively). Moreover, for the proposed method, a median LSF error of 0.14% is obtained, which is a statically significant improvement to the state-of-the-art-method (p=0.004), and is much smaller than the median error in LSF manual determination by the medical experts using 2D planar image (1.74% and p<0.001). Conclusions: A method for LSF quantification using 3D SPECT/CT images based on CNNs and non-rigid registration was proposed, evaluated and compared to state-of-the-art techniques. The proposed method can quantitatively determine the LSF with high accuracy and has the potential to be applied in clinical practice