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Optimizing selective laser sintering process by grey relational analysis and soft computing techniques

Sohrabpoor, Hamed orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-8473-5845, Negi, Sushant, Shaiesteh, Hamed, Ahad, Inam Ul orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-3802-6156 and Brabazon, Dermot orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-3214-6381 (2018) Optimizing selective laser sintering process by grey relational analysis and soft computing techniques. Optik, 174 . pp. 185-194. ISSN 0030-4026

Selective laser sintering (SLS) is a novel fabrication technique with multiple industrial applications in different industrial sectors. Choosing optimum combination of elements which lead to the best component properties and lower process cost are required in the SLS process. In this study, we focused on advanced modeling and optimization method developed for obtaining the best mechanical properties of SLS produced glass filled polyamide parts. The key processing parameters examined were part bed temperature, laser power, scan speed, scan spacing, and scan length. Response output properties measured were elongation and ultimate tensile strength. Five factors with three levels according to the central composite design were trailed. Adaptive neurofuzzy inference system (ANFIS) was employed to generate a mapping relationship between the process factors and the experimentally observed responses. In order to achieve best mechanical characteristics, the acquired model was used by simulated annealing algorithm as an objective function. Grey relational analysis (GRA) as a multi-response optimization technique was also applied to evaluate which modelling technique could perform best for defining the process elements to obtain the highest mechanical properties. In comparing the two optimization methods, the results indicated that the ANFIS-SA system outperformed the GRA in finding optimal solutions for the SLS process applied for glass fiber reinforced part production.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Selective laser sintering; Adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system; Simulated annealing algorithm; Grey relational analysis
Subjects:Engineering > Materials
Engineering > Mechanical engineering
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Engineering and Computing > School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering
Research Institutes and Centres > I-Form
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijleo.2018.08.040
Copyright Information:© 2018 Elsevier
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:22813
Deposited On:22 Nov 2018 14:08 by Fran Callaghan . Last Modified 12 Aug 2021 09:15

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