Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Carbon-Black Reinforced Rubber Blends by Machine Learning Techniques
Mastering the relationship between the final mechanical properties of carbon black reinforced rubber blends and their composition is a key advantage for an efficient design of the composition of the blend. In this work, some models to predict three relevant physical attributes of rubber blends — modulus at 100% deformation, Shore A hardness, and tensile strength — are built by machine learning methods and subsequently evaluated. Linear regression, artificial neural networks, support vector machine, and regression trees are used to generate the models. The number of used samples and the values for the input variables is determined by a Taguchi design of experiments, and prior to the modeling the uncertainty of the experimental data was analyzed.
Bale V. Reddy, Shishir Kumar Sahu, A. Kandasamy and Manuel de La Sen
R. Fernandez-Martinez et al., "Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Carbon-Black Reinforced Rubber Blends by Machine Learning Techniques", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vol. 627, pp. 97-100, 2014