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Evaluating the hot deformation behavior of a super-austenitic steel through microstructural and neural network analysis

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posted on 2015-06-01, 00:00 authored by A Mirzaei, A Zarei-Hanzaki, M H Pishbin, A Imandoust, Shahin Khoddam
A series of hot compression tests were conducted in the temperature range of 800-1100 °C under the strain rates of 0.001, 0.01, and 0.1 s−1 to assess the flow behavior and microstructure evolution of a super-austenitic stainless steel. The occurrence of dynamic recrystallization has been characterized as the dominant restoration mechanism operating in the investigated range of temperature. This is considered as the main factor affecting the related flow characteristics of the material. To better analyzing the obtained results, an artificial neural network (ANN) model with single hidden layer composed of 20 neurons has been established to simulate the flow behavior of the material. To train the model, a feed-forward back propagation algorithm has been employed. The reliability of the proposed model has been evaluated using standard statistical indices. In addition, the capability of the model has been assessed under the conditions at which the related data were not incorporated in the model. It was found that the developed ANN model employing this algorithm could efficiently track the work hardening and dynamic softening regions of the deforming material.

History

Journal

Journal of Materials Engineering and Performance

Volume

24

Issue

6

Pagination

2412 - 2421

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Location

United States

ISSN

1059-9495

eISSN

1544-1024

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

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2015 ASM International