Filip Nikolić, Marko Čanađija

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In the present work, the heat generation during the plastic deformation of a multiphase material is studied using machine learning (ML) methods. The aim was to predict the temperature increase from the structure-property relationships (SPR) of a microstructure considering various Taylor–Quinney coefficients (TQCs), with the aim of achieving precision and computational efficiency suitable for industry. Using automatic microstructure generation to create datasets and finite element analysis (FEA) to obtain temperature increase – strain curves, the dataset facilitated the training of an ML model. A 3D convolutional neural network (CNN) was developed using the microstructural configuration and TQC value as input and the temperature increase – strain curve as output. The model demonstrated high prediction accuracy. The results indicated that the hard phase fraction significantly impacts the temperature increase, much more than the TQC values. This underlines the potential of the model for a better understanding of material behavior during deformation and its industrial applicability.


Deep learning, Taylor – Quinney coefficient, Heat generation, Structure – property relationship, Finite element analysis

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