Prediction for Air-Bending Springback Radius of Sheet Metal Using Back Propagation Neural Network and Micro Genetic Algorithm
Springback radius is a very important factor to influence the quality of sheet metal air-bending forming. Accurate prediction of springback radius is essential for the design of air-bending tools. In this paper, a three-layer back propagation neural network (BPNN), integrated with micro genetic algorithm (MGA), is proposed to solve the problem of springback radius. A micro genetic algorithm is used for minimizing the error between the predictive value and the experimental one. Based on air-bending experiment, the prediction model of springback radius is developed by using the integrated neural network. The results show that more accurate prediction of springback radius can be obtained with the MGA-BPNN model. It can be taken as a valuable tool for air-bending forming of sheet metal.
Helen Zhang, Gang Shen and David Jin
Z. M. Fu and G. M. Liu, "Prediction for Air-Bending Springback Radius of Sheet Metal Using Back Propagation Neural Network and Micro Genetic Algorithm", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 219-220, pp. 1174-1177, 2011