Fuzzy modelling for prediction of bursting strength of knitted cotton fabric using bleaching process variables
A fuzzy prediction model has been built based on hydrogen peroxide concentration, bleaching temperature, and time of bleaching as the input variables and knitted cotton fabric bursting strength as the output variable. Fuzzy expert systems can map efficiently in nonlinear domains with minimal experimental data. The model developed in the present study has been validated by new experimental data. The root mean square, mean absolute error percentage, and coefficient of determination (R 2) between the predicted and experimental values were found to be 4.89, 0.707, and 0.965 respectively. The results confirm that the model can be applied successfully for the prediction of fabric bursting strength in textile dye houses.