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An artificial neural network-based hairiness prediction model for worsted wool yarns
journal contributionposted on 2009-01-01, 00:00 authored by Z Khan, Allan Lim, Lijing Wang, Xungai Wang, Rafael Beltran
This study evaluated the performance of multilayer perceptron (MLP) and multivariate linear regression (MLR) models for predicting the hairiness of worsted-spun wool yarns from various top, yarn and processing parameters. The results indicated that the MLP model predicted yarn hairiness more accurately than the MLR model, and should have wide mill specific applications. On the basis of sensitivity analysis, the factors that affected yarn hairiness significantly included yarn twist, ring size, average fiber length (hauteur), fiber diameter and yarn count, with twist having the greatest impact on yarn hairiness.