A BP Neural Network Predictor Model for Desulfurizing Molten Iron

Conference PaperinLecture Notes in Computer Science 3584:728-735 · July 2005with7 Reads
DOI: 10.1007/11527503_86 · Source: DBLP
Conference: Advanced Data Mining and Applications, First International Conference, ADMA 2005, Wuhan, China, July 22-24, 2005, Proceedings
Desulfurization of molten iron is one of the stages of steel production process. A back-propagation (BP) artificial neural network (ANN) model is developed to predict the operation parameters for desulfurization process in this paper. The primary objective of the BP neural network predictor model is to assign the operation parameters on the basis of intelligent algorithm instead of the experience of operators. This paper presents a mathematical model and development methodology for predicting the three main operation parameters and optimizing the consumption of desulfurizer. Furthermore, a software package is developed based on this BP ANN predictor model. Finally, the feasibility of using neural networks to model the complex relationship between the parameters is been investigated.
    • "When modelling processes that have noise and complex characteristics such as the hot-rolling process, the goal is not only to generate models that approximate the given target output value, but also to give an insight on the dynamics of the underlying system. Many authors focused on the issue of quality monitoring in hot-rolling process using artificial neural networks (ANN) and fuzzy logic (FL) (Rong et al., 2005; Bouhouche et al., 2008; Tiensuu et al., 2011; Barrios et al., 2012; Faris et al., 2013). The rolling force model is a significant factor in technology-controlled rolling process. "
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    • "Recently, many soft computing techniques were applied to quality monitoring in hot rolling process (Gorni 2002). Most of these techniques focused on using ANNs and FL approaches (Rong, Dan, and Yi 2005; Bouhouche et al. 2008; Barrios, Torres-Alvarado, and Cavazos 2012). In Zarate and Dias (2009), a neural network was used for modelling a cold rolling process. "
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    • "It consists of an input layer, a hidden layer and an output layer. BP-ANN can be used to approximate any a nonlinear function: f: X→Y[13]. "
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