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Improving the prediction of mechanical properties of aluminium alloy using data-driven class-based regression

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posted on 2023-08-24, 04:30 authored by N Bhat, AS Barnard, N Birbilis
The widespread use of aluminium alloys in the aerospace, transport and marine industries is attributed to their desirable physical properties. The relationship between the alloy composition and microstructure and the resultant mechanical properties is complicated. Machine learning (ML) has become a valuable asset in designing new alloys. The accuracy of previously utilised ML models has been increased by partitioning the alloy data set and training regressors for individual partitions. This study uses a recently reported data-driven partitioning scheme that divides the data into classes based on feature similarity. Individual regressors were trained on each class and compared with the regressor trained on the entire data set. It was revealed that individual class-based regressors are more interpretable without loss in prediction accuracy. The results indicate that the data-driven partitioning scheme outperforms traditional domain knowledge based partitioning, providing both increased model accuracy and increased model interpretability.

History

Journal

Computational Materials Science

Volume

228

Article number

112270

Pagination

1-12

Location

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ISSN

0927-0256

eISSN

1879-0801

Language

English

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Publisher

Elsevier