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Title: A combined neuro fuzzy-cellular automata based material model for finite element simulation of plane strain compression
Authors: Das, S
Abbod, MF
Howard, IC
Linkens, DA
Zhu, Q
Palmiere, E
Keywords: Cellular automata;Neuro-fuzzy;Finite element;Microstructure modelling
Issue Date: 2007
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Computational Materials Science Journal. 40, 366-375
Abstract: This paper presents a modelling strategy that combines Neuro-Fuzzy methods to define the material model with Cellular Automata representations of the microstructure, all embedded within a Finite Element solver that can deal with the large deformations of metal processing technology. We use the acronym nf-CAFE as a label for the method. The need for such an approach arises from the twin demands of computational speed for quick solutions for efficient material characterisation by incorporating metallurgical knowledge for material design models and subsequent process control. In this strategy, the cellular automata hold the microstructural features in terms of sub-grain size and dislocation density which are modelled by a neuro-fuzzy system that predicts the flow stress. The proposed methodology is validated on a two dimensional (2D) plane strain compression finite element simulation with Al-1% Mg alloy. Results from the simulations show the potential of the model for incorporating the effects of the underlying microstructure on the evolving flow stress fields. In doing this, the paper highlights the importance of understanding the local transition rules that affect the global behaviour during deformation.
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