Application of ANN Back-Propagation for An Alloy Reinforced Ceramics/Metal Composite under Extra-Low Cycle Bending Fatigue Loading
Artificial neural network (ANN) back-propagation model was developed to predict the fracture design parameters in reinforced ceramic matrix composites (CMCS).Training ANN model was introduced at first. And then the Training data for the development of the neural network model was obtained from the experiments. The input parameters, the presetting deflection and tip radius of the notch, and the output, the cycle times of fracture were used during the network training. The neural network architecture is designed. The ANN model was developed using back propagation architecture with three layers jump connections, where every layer was connected or linked to every previous layer. The number of hidden neurons was determined according to special formula. The performance of system is summarized at last. The ANN model exhibited excellent comparison with the experimental results. It was concluded that predicted fracture design parameters by the trained neural network model seem more reasonable compared to approximate methods. It is possible to claim that, ANN is fairly promising prediction technique if properly used.
Wei Pan and Jianghong Gong
Z. Y. Rui et al., "Application of ANN Back-Propagation for An Alloy Reinforced Ceramics/Metal Composite under Extra-Low Cycle Bending Fatigue Loading", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 105-106, pp. 108-111, 2010