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Damage size classification of natural fibre reinforced composites using neural network

Mohamad, Zaleha and Mahzan, Shahruddin and Idris, Maizlinda Izwana (2014) Damage size classification of natural fibre reinforced composites using neural network. In: International Conference on Key Engineering Materials (ICKEM 2014), 22-23 March 2014, Bali, Indonesia.


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Damage classification is considered as an important feature in pattern recognition, which led to providing significant information. This research work explores damage size classification for several impact events in natural fibre reinforced composites, which is based on the information provided by the ten piezoceramics (PZT) sensors. An Impact event produced strain waves which several data features were obtained through the response captured. An effective impact damage classification procedure is established using a multilayer perceptron neural network approach. The system was trained to predict the damage size based on the actual experimental data. The data features were mapped into five output class labels, presented as a target confusion matrix. The classification results revealed that the damage sizes were successfully mapped according to its respective class, with the peak to peak feature gives the highest classification rate at 98.4%.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: confusion matrix; natural fibre reinforced composite; damage; multilayer perceptron neural network
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2014 06:49
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2015 07:31
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5557
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