Modeling of dielectric behavior of polymers nanocomposites using adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS)
Department of Physics, Faculty of Education, Ain Shams University, Roxy, 11757, Cairo, Egypt
Accepted: 23 February 2022
Published online: 23 March 2022
The research presents a theoretical study on modeling of dielectric properties of polymer nanocomposites based on adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS). The research contributes a better utilizing of ANFIS model in the prediction of dielectric behavior of polymers nanocomposites. In this respect, three different samples are trained (Mg1−xCuxO/PMMA, PPy-DBSA-Y2O3 and PVC/PEMA with [Zn(CF3SO3)2]). Inputs are obtained from earlier experimental studies. ANFIS Takagi–Sugeno type is trained. The model is applied based on weighted average as a defuzzification method. The optimal network structures, which produce the most acceptable results, are implemented in MATLAB. Six ANFIS networks are trained to simulate and predict dielectric permittivity and dielectric loss in terms of nanocomposite weight % (0–0.2%, 0–8% and 10–30% for each sample, respectively) and frequency (10−2–103 kHz). ANFIS simulation results are very close to their targets. Predictions of dielectric properties at nanocomposite weights % that are measured experimentally as a testing step and predictions of other values that are not implicated in the experimental data extent are achieved. Also, predictions of individual points are processed using ANFIS rule viewer. It is found that ANFIS predictions provide excellent results. Three-dimensional illustrations that represent the mapping from frequency and nanocomposite weight% to the dielectric permittivity and dielectric loss are obtained using MATLAB surface viewer. Histogram error plot is obtained to indicate the degree of noisy. Mean error, mean squared error, root-mean-squared error and standard division error are calculated. Their values improve the efficiency of the modeling process. A key goal of this paper is to develop a mechanism to predict the dielectric properties of polymers nanocomposites. In accordance with the modeling results, the ANFIS technique achieves the purpose. It can also form a great link between practical and theoretical domains.
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