Prediction of Surface Roughness Using Back-Propagation Neural Network in End Milling Ti-6Al-4V Alloy
Surface roughness plays a significant role in machining industry for proper planning of process system and optimizing the cutting conditions. In this paper, a back-propagation neural network (BPNN) model has been developed for the prediction of surface roughness in end milling process. A large number of milling experiments were conducted on Ti-6Al-4V alloy using the uncoated carbide tools. Four cutting parameters including cutting speed, feed per tooth, radial depth of cut, and axial depth of cut are used as the inputs to develop the BPNN model, while surface roughness corresponding to these combinations of different cutting parameters is the output of the neural network model. The performance of the trained BPNN model has been verified with the experimental results, and it is found that the BPNN predicted and the experimental values are very close to each other.
S. Zhang and J. F. Li, "Prediction of Surface Roughness Using Back-Propagation Neural Network in End Milling Ti-6Al-4V Alloy", Advanced Materials Research, Vol. 325, pp. 418-423, 2011