2018 Volume 60 Issue 2 Pages 189-198
This paper examines machine learning methods to predict fatigue strength with high accuracy using existing database. The fatigue database was automatically classified by hierarchical clustering method, and a group of carbon steels was selected as a target of machine learning. In linear regression analyses, a model selection was conducted from all possible combinations of explanatory variables based on cross validation technique. The derived linear regression model provided more accurate prediction than existing empirical rules. In neural network models, local and global sensitivity analyses were performed and the results of virtual experiments were consistent with existing knowledge in materials engineering. It demonstrated that the machine learning method provides prediction of fatigue performance with high accuracy and is one of promising method to accelerate material development.