The artificial intelligence-based prediction of the mechanical properties derived from the tensile test plays a key role in assessing the application profile of new polymeric materials, especially in the design stage, prior to synthesis. This strategy saves time and resources when creating new polymers with improved properties that are increasingly demanded by the market. A quantitative structure–property relationship (QSPR) model for tensile strength at break is presented in this work. The QSPR methodology applied here is based on machine learning tools, visual analytics methods, and expert-in-the-loop strategies. From the whole study, a QSPR model composed of five molecular descriptors that achieved a correlation coefficient of 0.9226 is proposed. We applied visual analytics tools at two levels of analysis: a more general one in which models are discarded for redundant information metrics and a deeper one in which a chemistry expert can make decisions on the composition of the model in terms of subsets of molecular descriptors, from a physical-chemical point of view. In this way, with the present work, we close a contribution cycle to polymer informatics, providing QSPR models oriented to the prediction of mechanical properties related to the tensile test.
Polymer informatics for QSPR prediction of tensile mechanical properties. Case study: Strength at break
Note: This paper is part of the JCP Special Topic on Chemical Design by Artificial Intelligence.
Fiorella Cravero, Mónica F. Díaz, Ignacio Ponzoni; Polymer informatics for QSPR prediction of tensile mechanical properties. Case study: Strength at break. J. Chem. Phys. 28 May 2022; 156 (20): 204903. https://doi.org/10.1063/5.0087392
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