EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF ND:YVO4 LASER PARAMETERS ON INTERNAL MICRO-CHANNEL FABRICATION IN POLYCARBONATE

S. M. Karazi, D. Brabazon

Abstract

This paper presents the development of Artificial Neural Network (ANN) models for the prediction of laser machined internal micro-channels’ dimensions and production costs. In this work, a pulsed Nd:YVO4 laser was used for machining micro-channels in polycarbonate material. Six ANN multi-layered, feed-forward, back-propagation models are presented which were developed on three different training data sets. The analysed data was obtained from a 33 factorial design of experiments (DoE). The controlled parameters were laser power, P; pulse repetition frequency, PRF; and sample translation speed; U. Measured responses were the micro-channel width and the micro-machining operating cost per metre of produced micro-channel. The responses were sufficiently predicted within the set micro-machining parameters limits. Three carefully selected statistical criteria were used for comparing the performance of the ANN predictive models. The comparison showed that model which had the largest amount of training data provided the highest degree of predictability. However, in cases where only a limited amount of ANN training data was available, then training data taken from a Face Centred Cubic (FCC) model design provided the highest level of predictability compared with the other examined training data sets.

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M. Karazi S. and Brabazon D. (2011). EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF ND:YVO4 LASER PARAMETERS ON INTERNAL MICRO-CHANNEL FABRICATION IN POLYCARBONATE . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: NCTA, (IJCCI 2011) ISBN 978-989-8425-84-3, pages 254-259. DOI: 10.5220/0003683202540259


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@conference{ncta11,
author={S. M. Karazi and D. Brabazon},
title={EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF ND:YVO4 LASER PARAMETERS ON INTERNAL MICRO-CHANNEL FABRICATION IN POLYCARBONATE},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: NCTA, (IJCCI 2011)},
year={2011},
pages={254-259},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0003683202540259},
isbn={978-989-8425-84-3},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Neural Computation Theory and Applications - Volume 1: NCTA, (IJCCI 2011)
TI - EVALUATION OF THE EFFECT OF ND:YVO4 LASER PARAMETERS ON INTERNAL MICRO-CHANNEL FABRICATION IN POLYCARBONATE
SN - 978-989-8425-84-3
AU - M. Karazi S.
AU - Brabazon D.
PY - 2011
SP - 254
EP - 259
DO - 10.5220/0003683202540259