TWI Industrial Member Report Summary 488/1994
By H F Shaw
The purpose of this report is to investigate the potential of neural networks in arc welding. The report describes the basic concepts of neural networks and their application, compared with other types of computer software such as conventional procedural software or expert systems. While the report concentrates on the more commonly used back-propagation network architecture, other network architectures are briefly described together with the steps involved in training a network. The report describes four applications of neural networks in the field of arc welding.