Precise tire size identification is needed to increase the efficiency and the reliability of tire inflators and to minimize the inflation cycle time. On the other hand the correct inflation pressure improve the road safety and tire life as well. A single hidden layer feed forward neural network (SLFN) is used in this study to precisely identify a tire size to enhance the tire inflation cycle. The training times of traditional back propagation algorithms, mostly used to model such tire identification processes, are far slower than desired for implementation of an on-line control system. Use of slow gradient based learning methods and iterative tuning of all network parameters during the learning process are the two major causes for such slower learning speed. An extreme learning machine (ELM) algorithm, which randomly selects the input weights and biases and analytically determines the output weights, is used in this work to train the SLFNs. It is found that networks trained with ELM have relatively good generalization performance, much shorter training times and stable performance with regard to the changes in number of hidden layer neurons. The result represents robustness of the trained networks and enhance reliability of the mode. Together with short training time, the algorithm has valuable application in tire identification process.
IEEE International Symposium on Industrial Electronics