Artificial Neural Network for Predicting the Flow Behaviors of Hot Compressed 2124-T851 Aluminum Alloy
The compressive deformation experiments of 2124-T851 aluminum alloy were carried out over a wide range of temperature and strain rate. An artificial neural network (ANN) model is developed for the analysis and simulation of the correlation between the flow behaviors of hot compressed 2124-T851 aluminum alloy and working conditions. The input parameters of the model consist of strain rate, forming temperature and deformation degree whereas flow stress is the output. A three layer feed-forward network with 15 neurons in a single hidden layer and back propagation (BP) learning algorithm has been employed. Good performance of the ANN model is achieved. The predicted results are consistent with what is expected from fundamental theory of hot compression deformation, which indicates that the excellent capability of the developed ANN model to predict the flow stress level, the strain hardening and flow softening stages is well evidenced.
Sihai Jiao, Zhengyi Jiang and Jinglong Bu
Y. C. Lin et al., "Artificial Neural Network for Predicting the Flow Behaviors of Hot Compressed 2124-T851 Aluminum Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 146-147, pp. 720-723, 2011