ANN and RSM Modeling Methods for Predicting Material Removal Rate and Surface Roughness during WEDM of Ti50Ni40Co10 Shape Memory Alloy

ANN and RSM Modeling Methods for Predicting Material Removal Rate and Surface Roughness during WEDM of Ti50Ni40Co10 Shape Memory Alloy

Hargovind Soni S. Narendranath M. R. Ramesh 

Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Institute of Technology Karnataka, India

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30 December 2017
5 January 2018
30 September 2017
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Present study exhibits the comparison between experimental and predicted values. Where response surface method (RSM) and artificial neural network (ANN) were used as predictor for the prediction of wire electro discharge machining (WEDM) responses such as the material removal rate (MRR) and surface roughness (SR) during the machining of Ti50Ni40Co10 shape memory alloy. It has been noticed from the literature survey that pulse on time and servo voltage are most important process parameters for the machining of TiNiCo shape memory alloy, hence there are five levels of these process parameters were chosen for the present study. For the present study selected alloy has been developed through vacuum arc melting and L-25 orthogonal array has been created by using Taguchi design of experiment (DOE) for experimental plan. During the present study ANN predicted values have been found to very close to experimental values compare to RSM predicted values, hence it can be say that ANN predictor gives more accurate values compare to RSM predicted values.


Artificial neural network, Response surface methodology, Wire electric discharge machining, Ti50Ni40Co10 shape memory alloy.

1. Introduction
2. Materials and Methods
3. Results and Discussion
4. Conclusion

This work was supported by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Government of India project reference no. SB/S3/MMER/0067/2013. Authors would like to thank DST for its funding support.


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