Predicting Behavior of Plasma Nitrided Ni+Al Composite Coating Using an Artificial Neural Network Model
Plasma nitriding is a powerful process for surface modification of different materials. In this study, plasma nitriding is applied on a Nickel-Aluminum composite, coated on ST37 steel. Ni+Al composites were fabricated by electrodeposition process in watts bath containing Al particles. For prediction of electrodeposited Al% during the electroplating and microhardness of coatings after plasma nitriding process artificial neural network (ANN) was used. The numerical results obtained via a neural network model were compared with the experimental results. Agreement between the experimental and numerical results was reasonably good.
Andreas Öchsner, Graeme E. Murch, Ali Shokuhfar and João M.P.Q. Delgado
H. Bolvardi et al., "Predicting Behavior of Plasma Nitrided Ni+Al Composite Coating Using an Artificial Neural Network Model", Defect and Diffusion Forum, Vols. 297-301, pp. 1127-1132, 2010