Title: Prediction of storage and loss modulus in dynamic mechanical analysis using adaptive neuro-fuzzy interference system and artificial neural network

Authors: S. Bose, D. Shome, C.K. Das

Addresses: Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur – 721302, India. ' Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur – 721302, India. ' Materials Science Centre, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur – 721302, India

Abstract: Interfacial bonding for load transfer across the Carbon Nanotube (CNT)-matrix interface and the amount of heat build-up play a predominant role in effective utilisation of CNTs in composite applications and these factors may be effectively assessed from the values of storage and loss modulus of the concerned composites. In this paper, Adaptive Neuro-Fuzzy Interference System (ANFIS) and Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models are proposed for accurately predicting storage and loss modulus from temperature in Dynamic Mechanical Analysis (DMA) of polymer nanocomposites. Results demonstrate that both ANFIS and ANN are highly effective in accurately estimating storage and loss modulus from temperature. However, more accurate results are obtained with the ANFIS models as compared to the ANN models.

Keywords: carbon nanotubes; CNT; adaptive neuro-fuzzy interference system; ANFIS; artificial neural network; ANNs; polymer nanocomposites; dynamic mechanical analysis; storage modulus; loss modulus; nanotechnology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJISE.2010.034337

International Journal of Industrial and Systems Engineering, 2010 Vol.6 No.2, pp.207 - 226

Available online: 01 Aug 2010 *

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