Optimization of Special Purpose Rotational MIG Welding by Experimental and Taguchi Technique
Mohan B. Raut1, R. S. Shelke2
1Mr. Mohan B. Raut, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sir Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Pune University, Chincholi (Maharashtra). India.
2Prof. R. S. Shelke, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sir Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology, Pune University, Chincholi (Maharashtra). India.
Manuscript received on November 01, 2016. | Revised Version Manuscript Received on November 16, 2016. | Manuscript published on November 20, 2016. | PP: 1-8 | Volume-4 Issue-4, November 2016. | Retrieval Number: D0709114416/2016©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper presents the study to find the optimization for special purpose rotational MIG welding operation. The MIG Welding parameters are the most important factors affecting the quality, productivity and cost of welding. This paper presents the effect of welding parameters like wire feed rate, welding voltage and tip to plate distance on MIG welding strength and quality of weld. Experiments are conducted based on design of experiments (DOE) of Taguchi Technique to achieve the required data. An Orthogonal Array, Signal to Noise (S/N) ratio and analysis of varience (ANOVA) are used to find out the welding characteristics and optimization parameters. Finally the confirmations tests have been carried out to compare the predicted values with the experimental values.
Keywords: MIG, optimization, Design of Experiments (DOE), Analysis of Variance (ANOVA), Signal to Noise (S/R) ratio