Document Type

Article

Journal/Book Title/Conference

International Journal of Machine Learning and Computing

Volume

8

Issue

6

Publisher

International Association of Computer Science and Information Technology

Publication Date

12-2018

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License.

First Page

524

Last Page

529

Abstract

Machined surface roughness is an important parameter used in the evaluation of the surface integrity of machined parts and components. This paper proposes a new computational intelligence approach to predicting the machined surface roughness in metal machining. In this approach, wavelet packet transform (WPT) is incorporated into artificial neural networks (ANN) to develop two ANN models for predicting average roughness Ra and root-mean-square roughness Rq, respectively. Each model has eight inputs, including the cutting speed, the feed rate, energy of wavelet packets for three cutting force components, and energy of wavelet packets for three cutting vibration components. Forty-five machining experiments were performed to collect relevant data to train and test the ANN models. Based on the test data, the average mean square errors (MSE) were 1.23% for predicting average roughness Ra and 2.85% for predicting root-mean-square roughness Rq. These results show that the ANN models developed from the present study have high prediction accuracy.

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