Machine Learning Models in Metals

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Computation and Simulation on Metals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2024) | Viewed by 1001

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Guest Editor
Laboratoire Génie de Production/ENIT, Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse, 65000 Tarbes, France
Interests: artificial neural networks; finite elements; metal forming; identification of behavior laws; programming; mechanics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Computational methods and simulations have greatly contributed to our understanding of the properties and behavior of metals. The integration of machine learning models, particularly neural networks, into the simulation of metal processes represents a significant stride forward in the field. In manufacturing, machine learning algorithms can optimize production processes by analyzing vast datasets in real-time, leading to increased efficiency and cost savings. Moreover, machine learning-driven material discovery has yielded exciting results, with algorithms identifying novel metal alloys with tailored properties for specific applications, such as lightweight yet strong materials for the aerospace industry. Additionally, characterizing complex microstructures and grain boundaries in metals has become more precise and efficient with neural networks, enabling researchers to better understand the relationship between microstructure and material performance. Overall, machine learning is transforming metallurgy, materials design, and numerous industries that rely on metals by accelerating innovation and enabling data-driven decision-making.

We invite researchers, scientists, and experts in the field to contribute to this Special Issue of Metals, entitled "Machine Learning Models in Metals." This Special Issue aims to provide a platform for the dissemination of cutting-edge research, novel methodologies, and innovative applications that harness the power of machine learning in the study of metals.

Suggested themes and article types for submissions

In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Papers for this Special Issue should address, but are not limited to, the following topics:

  • Machine learning-driven material discovery for novel metal alloys;
  • Predictive modeling of mechanical properties, including tensile strength, hardness, and ductility;
  • Computational techniques for optimizing metal manufacturing processes;
  • Predictive modeling of metal corrosion and degradation;
  • Machine learning-based defect detection and quality control in metal production;
  • Data-driven approaches to understand metal–metal and metal–environment interactions;
  • Machine learning techniques for characterizing microstructures and grain boundaries in metals;
  • Applications of neural networks, deep learning, and reinforcement learning in metallurgy;
  • Data-driven insights into metal behavior under extreme conditions, such as high temperature or pressure.

Prof. Dr. Olivier Pantale
Guest Editor

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  • artificial neural networks
  • machine learning in metallurgy
  • deep learning
  • data-driven materials science
  • manufacturing process modeling and simulation
  • metal alloy simulations
  • metal properties modeling
  • metal structure prediction
  • computational materials science
  • metal property prediction models

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19 pages, 4453 KiB  
Machine Learning-Based Prediction of Elastic Properties Using Reduced Datasets of Accurate Calculations Results
by Kirill Sidnov, Denis Konov, Ekaterina A. Smirnova, Alena V. Ponomareva and Maxim P. Belov
Metals 2024, 14(4), 438; - 10 Apr 2024
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In this paper, the applicability of machine learning for predicting the elastic properties of binary and ternary bcc Ti and Zr disordered alloys with 34 different doping elements is explored. The original dataset contained 3 independent elastic constants, bulk moduli, shear moduli, and [...] Read more.
In this paper, the applicability of machine learning for predicting the elastic properties of binary and ternary bcc Ti and Zr disordered alloys with 34 different doping elements is explored. The original dataset contained 3 independent elastic constants, bulk moduli, shear moduli, and Young’s moduli of 1642 compositions calculated using the EMTO-CPA method and PAW-SQS calculation results for 62 compositions. The architecture of the system is made as a pipeline of a pair of predicting blocks. The first one took as the input a set of descriptors of the qualitative and quantitative compositions of alloys and approximated the EMTO-CPA data, and the second one took predictions of the first model and trained on the results of the PAW-SQS calculations. The main idea of such architecture is to achieve prediction accuracy at the PAW-SQS level, while reducing the resource intensity for obtaining the training set by a multiple of the ratio of the training subsets sizes corresponding to the two used calculation methods (EMTO-CPA/PAW-SQS). As a result, model building and testing methods accounting for the lack of accurate training data on the mechanical properties of alloys (PAW-SQS), balanced out by using predictions of inaccurate resource-effective first-principle calculations (EMTO-CPA), are demonstrated. Full article
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