Prediction method for surface finishing of spiral bevel gear tooth based on least square support vector machine

  • Ning Ma (马 宁)
  • Wen-ji Xu (徐文骥)Email author
  • Xu-yue Wang (王续跃)
  • Ze-fei Wei (魏泽飞)
  • Gui-bing Pang (庞桂兵)


The predictive model of surface roughness of the spiral bevel gear (SBG) tooth based on the least square support vector machine (LSSVM) was proposed. A nonlinear LSSVM model with radial basis function (RBF) kernel was presented and then the experimental setup of PECF system was established. The Taguchi method was introduced to assess the effect of finishing parameters on the gear tooth surface roughness, and the training data was also obtained through experiments. The comparison between the predicted values and the experimental values under the same conditions was carried out. The results show that the predicted values are found to be approximately consistent with the experimental values. The mean absolute percent error (MAPE) is 2.43% for the surface roughness and 2.61% for the applied voltage.

Key words

pulse electrochemical finishing (PECF) surface roughness least squares support vector machine (LSSVM) prediction 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ning Ma (马 宁)
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wen-ji Xu (徐文骥)
    • 1
    Email author
  • Xu-yue Wang (王续跃)
    • 1
  • Ze-fei Wei (魏泽飞)
    • 1
  • Gui-bing Pang (庞桂兵)
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Mechanical EngineeringDalian University of TechnologyDalianChina
  2. 2.School of Electromechanical EngineeringShenyang Aerospace UniversityShenyangChina
  3. 3.School of Mechanical Engineering and AutomationDalian Polytechnic UniversityDalianChina

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