Prediction of Mechanical Behavior of Epoxy Polymer Using Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) And response Surface Methodology (RSM)
Keywords:ANN, RSM, ANOVA, Epoxy, Geometry, Mechanical properties
The aim of this study is to analyze the effect of different geometries and sections on the mechanical properties of epoxy specimens. Five tensile tests were carried out on three types of series. The experimental results obtained were 1812.21 MPa, 3.90% and 41.91 MPa for intact specimens, 1450.41 MPa, 2.16% and 21.28 MPa for specimens with hole and 750.77 MPa, 2.77% and 11.89 MPa for specimens with elliptical -notched for Young's modulus, strain and stress respectively. In addition, the experimental results indicated that the mechanical properties of both (Young's modulus value and stress value) were higher in an intact specimen. Afterwards, the nonlinear functional relationship of input parameters between epoxy sample geometries and sections was established using the response surface model (RSM) and the artificial neural network (ANN) to predict the output parameters of mechanical properties (Young's modulus and stress). In addition, the design of experiment was developed by the Analysis of the Application of Variance (ANOVA). The results showed the superiority of the ANN model over the RSM model, where the correlation coefficient values for the model datasets exceed ANN (R2 = 0.984 for Young's modulus and R2 = 0.981 for the constraint).
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