Preface to the special issue on "Application of Neural Network Analysis in Materials Science" 
H. Fujii and H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia.....965 

Review 
Neural networks in materials science 
H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia.....966 
Regular article 
Statistical modelling of mechanical tensile properties of steels by using neural networks and multivariate analysis 
C. Dumortier, P. Lehert and Y. Riquier.....980 
Petri neural network model for the effect of controlled thermomechanical process parameters on the mechanical properties of HSLA steels 
S. Datta, J. Sil and M.K. Banerjee.....986 
The application of constitutive and artificial neural network models to predict the hot strength of steels 
L. Kong and P.D. Hodgson.....991 
Estimation of hot torsion stress strain curves in iron alloys using a neural network analysis 
V. Narayan, R. Abad, B. Lopez, H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia and D.J.C. MacKay.....999 
Application of neural networks to mechanical property determination of Nibase superalloys 
J Warde and D.M. Knowles.....1006 
Use of neural networks for alloy design 
J. Warde and D.M. Knowles.....1015 
Comparison of artificial neural networks with gaussian processes to model the yield strength of nickelbase superalloys 
F. Tancret, H.K.D.H. Bhadeshia and D.J.C Mackey.....1020 
Data preprocessing/model initialisation in neurofuzzy modelling of structureproperty relationships in AlZnMgCualloys 
O.P. Femminella, M.J. Starink, M. Brown, I. Sinclair, C.J. Harris and P.A.S. Reed .....1027 
Effects of carbon concentration and cooling rate on continuous cooling transformations predicted by artificial neural network 
J. Wang, P.J van der Wolk and S. van der Zwaag .....1038 
Forecasting of decreasing heat levels in the blast furnace using a self organization feature maps neural network model 
Y. Otsuka, M. Konishi, K. Hanaoka and T. Maki .....1047 
Mold level control in continuous caster by neural network model 
T. Watanabe, K. Omura, M. Konishi, S. Watanabe and K. Furukawa .....1053 
Application of neural networks for quality evaluation of resistance spot welds 
U. Dilthey and J. Dickersbach .....1061 
Using CImethods for parameter scheduling,quality control and weld geometry determination in GMAwelding 
U. Dilthey and J. Heidrich .....1067 
Measurement of molten pool shape and penetration control applying neural network in TIG welding of thin steel plates 
Y. Suga, T. Shimamura, S. Usui and K. Aoki .....1075 
Application of artificial neural network to discrimination of defect type in automatic radiographic testing of welds 
K. Aoki and Y. Suga .....1081 
Neural network applied to welding : two examples 
J. M Vitek.....108 
A neural network approach to the prediction of submerged arc weld metal chemistry 
R. Thomson, F.J. PerezPerez, A.D. Wartens and G. Thewlis.....1096 