Using convolutional neural networks to predict composite properties beyond the elastic limit

Charles Yang, Youngsoo Kim, Seunghwa Ryu, Grace X. Gu
2019 MRS Communications  
Composites are ubiquitous throughout nature and often display both high strength and toughness, despite the use of simple base constituents. In the hopes of recreating the high-performance of natural composites, numerical methods such as finite element method (FEM) are often used to calculate the mechanical properties of composites. However, the vast design space of composites and computational cost of numerical methods limit the application of high-throughput computing for optimizing composite
more » ... design, especially when considering the entire failure path. In this work, the authors leverage deep learning (DL) to predict material properties (stiffness, strength, and toughness) calculated by FEM, motivated by DL's significantly faster inference speed. Results of this study demonstrate potential for DL to accelerate composite design optimization.
doi:10.1557/mrc.2019.49 fatcat:ukrp6wmxnrcljhse7locrghjiu