Intelligent Threshold Prediction for Hybrid Mesh Segmentation Through Artificial Neural Network

  • Vaibhav J. HaseEmail author
  • Yogesh J. Bhalerao
  • G. J. Vikhe Patil
  • Mahesh P. Nagarkar
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1025)


Accurate and reliable Area deviation factor (threshold) is one of the decisive factors in hybrid mesh segmentation. Inadequate threshold leads to under-segmentation or over-segmentation. Setting the optimal threshold is a difficult task for a layman. This proposed method, automatically predicts the threshold using artificial neural networks (ANN). ANN predicts the threshold by considering mesh quality of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) mesh model as input feature vectors. Extensive testing on benchmark test cases validates ANN prediction model, and based on Levenberg-Marquardt back propagation (LM-BP) improves the accuracy and stability of prediction. The efficacy of the approach is quantified by measuring coverage. The ANN predicts the threshold elegantly using LM-BP algorithm with coverage for hybrid mesh segmentation greater than 95%. The novelty of the proposed method lies in the “mesh quality”-based threshold prediction through ANN. The predicted threshold finds application in automatic feature recognition from CAD mesh model using hybrid mesh segmentation.


Artificial neural network CAD mesh model Feature recognition Hybrid mesh segmentation Threshold prediction 



Authors are grateful to Dr. V. D. Wakchaure and Dr. P. J. Pawar for their constructive, thoughtful suggestions that helped to improve the manuscript.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mechanical EngineeringAVCOESangamnerIndia
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering, MIT Academy of EngineeringAlandi, PuneIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringSCSMCOEAhmednagarIndia

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