Analysis and classification of tem¬perature measurements during melting and casting of alloys using neural networks

A. V. Fedosov, G. V. Chumachenko
2020 Izvestiya Visshikh Uchebnykh Zavedenii Chernaya Metallurgiya = Izvestiya Ferrous Metallurgy  
The article considers the issues of monitoring the thermal conditions of alloys melting and casting at foundries. It is noted that the least reliable method is when the measurement and fixing the temperature is assigned to the worker. On the other hand, a fully automatic approach is not always available for small foundries. In this regard, the expediency of using an automated approach is shown, in which the measurement is assigned to the worker, and the values are recorded automatically. This
more » ... thod assumes implementation of an algorithm for automatic classification of temperature measurements based on an end-to-end array of data obtained in the production stream. The solving of this task is divided into three stages. Preparing of raw data for classification process is provided on the first stage. On the second stage, the task of measurement classification is solved by using neural network principles. Analysis of the results of the artificial neural network has shown its high efficiency and degree of their correspondence with the actual situation on the work site. It was also noted that the application of artificial neural networks principles makes the classification process flexible, due to the ability to easily supplement the process with new parameters and neurons. The final stage is analysis of the obtained results. Correctly performed data classification provides an opportunity not only to assess compliance with technological discipline at the site, but also to improve the process of identifying the causes of casting defects. Application of the proposed approach allows us to reduce the influence of human factor in the analysis of thermal conditions of alloys melting and casting with minimal costs for melting monitoring.
doi:10.17073/0368-0797-2020-10-856-861 fatcat:kxekhcgd5ncajdvelbt6q5e2uq