Application of Taguchi Method for Optimum Weld Process Parameters of Pure Aluminum
American Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
Volume 1, Issue 1, December 2016, Pages: 1-6
Received: Oct. 17, 2016;
Accepted: Dec. 24, 2016;
Published: Jan. 17, 2017
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Makkapati Sahiti, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, India
Madur Raghavendra Reddy, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, India
Budi Joshi, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, India
Boggarapu Nageswara Rao, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah University, Vaddeswaram, Guntur, India
Though many optimization methods have been developed, there is a lack of comparative study regarding the performance of those methods. This paper demonstrates the adequacy as well as the simplicity of the Taguchi method on the selection of optimum process parameters of the MIG welding as well as the TIG welding of pure aluminum by comparing the grey rational analysis results of Joshi and his co-workers. ANOVA results are utilized to identify the optimum weld process parameters (viz. welding current, gas flow and wire feed rate) and estimated the possible optimum ultimate tensile strength of the aluminum weld joint, by means of additive law. The estimates are found to be reasonably in good agreement with test results, when compared to those from the empirical relations of Joshi and his co-workers.
Madur Raghavendra Reddy,
Boggarapu Nageswara Rao,
Application of Taguchi Method for Optimum Weld Process Parameters of Pure Aluminum, American Journal of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
Vol. 1, No. 1,
2016, pp. 1-6.
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