Data mining tools in identifying the components of the microstructure of compacted graphite iron based on the content of alloying elements

  • Dorota Wilk-Kolodziejczyk
  • Krzysztof Regulski
  • Grzegorz Gumienny
  • Barbara Kacprzyk
  • Stanislawa Kluska-Nawarecka
  • Krzysztof Jaskowiec
Open Access


The application of data mining techniques in the design of modern foundry materials allows achieving higher product quality indicators. Designing of a new product always requires thorough knowledge of the effect of alloying elements on the microstructure and hence also on the properties of the examined material. The conducted experimental studies allow for a qualitative assessment of the indicated relationships, but it is the use of intelligent computational techniques that enables building an approximation model of the microstructure and, owing to this, make predictions with high precision. The developed model of prediction supports the technology-related decisions as early as at the stage of casting design and is considered the first step in selecting the type of material used.


Compacted graphite iron Data mining Support vector machine Decision trees Artificial neural networks 



Financial support of The National Centre for Research and Development LIDER/028/593/L-4/12/NCBR/2013 is gratefully acknowledged.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dorota Wilk-Kolodziejczyk
    • 1
  • Krzysztof Regulski
    • 1
  • Grzegorz Gumienny
    • 3
  • Barbara Kacprzyk
    • 3
  • Stanislawa Kluska-Nawarecka
    • 2
  • Krzysztof Jaskowiec
    • 2
  1. 1.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland
  2. 2.Foundry Research InstituteKrakowPoland
  3. 3.Lodz University of TechnologyLodzPoland

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