ANN model for prediction of powder packing
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A multilayer feed forward backpropagation (MFFB) learning algorithm was used as an artificial neural network (ANN) tool to predict packing of fused alumina powder mixtures of three different sizes in green state. The data used in model construction were collected by mixing and pressing powders with average particle sizes of 350, 30 and 3 μm and with narrow particle size distributions. The data sets that were composed of green densities of cylindrical pellets were first randomly partitioned into two for training and testing of the ANN models. Based on the training data an ANN model of the packing efficiencies was created with low average error levels (3.36%). Testing of the model was also performed with successfully good average error levels of 3.39%.