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Multi-source data analytics for AM energy consumption prediction

Qin, Jian, Liu, Ying ORCID: and Grosvenor, Roger ORCID: 2018. Multi-source data analytics for AM energy consumption prediction. Advanced Engineering Informatics 38 , pp. 840-850. 10.1016/j.aei.2018.10.008

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The issue of Additive Manufacturing (AM) system energy consumption attracts increasing attention when many AM systems are applied in digital manufacturing systems. Prediction and reduction of the AM energy consumption have been established as one of the most crucial research targets. However, the energy consumption is related to many attributes in different components of an AM system, which are represented as multiple source data. These multi-source data are difficult to integrate and to model for AM energy consumption due to its complexity. The purpose of this study is to establish an energy value predictive model through a data-driven approach. Owing to the fact that multi-source data of an AM system involves nested hierarchy, a hybrid approach is proposed to tackle the issue. This hybrid approach incorporates clustering techniques and deep learning to integrate the multi-source data that is collected using the Internet of Things (IoT), and then to build the energy consumption prediction model for AM systems. This study aims to optimise the AM system by exploiting energy consumption information. An experimental study using the energy consumption data of a real AM system shows the merits of the proposed approach. Results derived using this hybrid approach reveal that it outperforms pre-existing approaches.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Engineering
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1474-0346
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 29 October 2018
Date of Acceptance: 25 October 2018
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 14:04

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