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Data pre-processing/model initialisation in neurofuzzy modelling of structure-property relationships in Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloys. (In, special issue on Application of Neural Network Analysis in Materials Science. Iron and Steel Institute of Japan)

Femminella, O.P., Starink, M.J., Brown, M., Sinclair, I., Harris, C.J. and Reed, P.A.S. (1999) Data pre-processing/model initialisation in neurofuzzy modelling of structure-property relationships in Al-Zn-Mg-Cu alloys. (In, special issue on Application of Neural Network Analysis in Materials Science. Iron and Steel Institute of Japan) ISIJ International, 39, pp. 1027-1037.

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Abstract

The paper deals with the application of multiple linear regression and neurofuzzy modelling approaches to 7xxx series based aluminium alloys. 36 compositional and ageing time variants and subsequent proof strength and electrical conductivity measurements have been studied. The input datasets have been transformed in two ways: to reveal more explicit microstructural information and to reflect some empirical findings in the literature. Neurofuzzy modelling exhibited improved performance in modelling proof strength and electrical conductivity cf. the multiple linear regression approach. Electrical conductivity is best modelled using the explicit microstructural input dataset, whilst proof strength is best modelled by a further modification of this dataset, decided upon after inspection of the subnetwork structures produced by neurofuzzy modelling. Neurofuzzy modelling offers a transparent empirically based data-driven approach that can be combined with pre-processing of the data and initialising of the model structure based upon physical understanding. An iterative modelling approach is defined whereby data-driven empirical modelling approaches are first used to assess underlying data structures and are validated against physically based understanding, these then inform subsequent initialised neurofuzzy models and input data transformations to provide both optimal subset and feature representation.

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Published date: 1999
Keywords: neural networks, fuzzy logic, microstructure, 7xxx alloys, electrical conductivity

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Local EPrints ID: 21645
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/21645
PURE UUID: 95903747-b31e-45ff-a75d-4db3a4b57a2e
ORCID for P.A.S. Reed: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-2258-0347

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Date deposited: 01 Feb 2007
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:25

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Author: O.P. Femminella
Author: M.J. Starink
Author: M. Brown
Author: I. Sinclair
Author: C.J. Harris
Author: P.A.S. Reed ORCID iD

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