Title: Application of wavelet packet transform based Normalised Radial Basis Function Network in a machining process

Authors: Karali Patra, Surjya K. Pal, Kingshook Bhattacharyya

Addresses: Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur–721302, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur–721302, India. ' Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur–721302, India

Abstract: In this work, an attempt has been made to develop a drill wear prediction system. A Hall-effect current sensor has been used for acquiring motor current signals during drilling under different cutting conditions. Wavelet packet transform has been used on the acquired current signals to extract features. A normalised Radial Basis Function (RBF) neural network model has then been developed to correlate the extracted features with drill wear. The proposed network outperforms the standard RBF neural network in terms of training error and also in terms of prediction error.

Keywords: drill wear; current sensor; wavelet packet transform; Gaussian function; RBFN; NRBFN; normalised radial basis function networks; RBF neural networks; wear prediction.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMPT.2009.025226

International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, 2009 Vol.35 No.1/2, pp.184 - 198

Available online: 16 May 2009 *

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