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Keywords : Taguchi technique

Effect of Different Laser Welding Parameter on Welding Strength in Polymer Transmission Welding Using Semiconductor

Farah M. Shaker; Mohanned M. AL-Khafaji; Kadhim A. Hubeatir

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2020, Volume 38, Issue 5, Pages 761-768
DOI: 10.30684/etj.v38i5A.368

In this work, the diode laser (810μm wavelength) was used for laser transmission welding application on PMMA (polymethylmethacrylate). The welding was done between opaqueness and transparent with thickness 2 mm and 2.57 mm, respectively. The effects of different process parameters, laser speed, spot size and force with different values (5, 15, 20 mm/min), (2, 2.5, 3mm) and (2, 6, 10 N) respectively were used to study their effect on weld width and strength. L9 Taguchi orthogonal array has been used to design the experiments and optimize the result. The result of the signal to noise ratio shows that, the width of welding decrease with increasing both the welding speed and the spot size while it was increased with increasing the force on the sample. The narrower width observed at speed (20mm/min), spot size (3mm), and force (2N). Also, the best strength was found at speed (15 mm/min), spot size (2.5mm), and force (10N).

Optimization of Heat Treatment Parameters for the Tensile Properties of Medium Carbon Steel

Abbas Kh. Hussein; Laith K. Abbas; Wisam N. Hasan

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2018, Volume 36, Issue 10A, Pages 1091-1099
DOI: 10.30684/etj.36.10A.10

The purpose of this study is designate quenching and tempering heat treatment by using Taguchi technique to determination optimal factors of heat treatment (tempering temperature, percentage of nanoparticles, type of base media, nanoparticles type and tempering time)for increasing ultimate tensile strength, yield strength and ductility properties of medium carbon steel. An (L18) orthogonal array was chosen for the design of experiment. The optimum process parameters were determined by using signal-to-noise ratio (larger is better) criterion. The importance levels of process parameters on tensile properties were obtained by using analysis of variance, which applied with the help of (Minitab18) software. Percentage of volumetric fractions of nanoparticles with three different levels(0.01, 0.03 and 0.08 %) were prepared by dispersing nanoparticles that are (α-Al2O3,TiO2 and CuO) with base fluids (De-ionized water, salt solution and engine oil).Medium carbon steel specimens were suffered to hardening and tempering heat treatment process. The variables of tempering heat treatment were temperatures (400 C˚, 550 C˚) and a soaking times (30, 45 and 60 minutes) respectively. Tensile testing performed on samples using united universal hydraulic machine. The results for ( S/N) ratios showed the order of the factors in terms of the proportion of their effect on ultimate tensile strength, yield strength and ductility properties as follow: Tempering temperature ( 400 C˚) ,Nanoparticles type (TiO2 ),Tempering time (30 min),Type of base media (salt solution, engine oil) and Percentage of nanoparticles ( 0.03%) was the least influence for ultimate strength and yield strength while for the elongation were as follows: Tempering temperature (550 C˚),Tempering time(60min), Nanoparticles type (CuO),Type of base media (deionized water) and last percentage of nanoparticles (0.08%).

Analysis of the Influence of Different EDM Parameters Using Taguchi Technique

S.H. Aghdeab; I.A. Qasim

Engineering and Technology Journal, 2017, Volume 35, Issue 6, Pages 571-577
DOI: 10.30684/etj.35.6A.3

Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a non-traditional material removal process developed in late 1940s has now become the most important technology in manufacturing industries. Taguchi technique has been applied for design of experiments with three input factors and their trinity levels utilizing L9 orthogonal array. The nine specimens were machined with different electrodes material where AISI 304 stainless steel had been used as a workpiece with kerosene as dielectric fluid. The major aim of this study is the evaluation to choice the principle specifications of electrical discharge machining with the assist of Taguchi technique and utilizing Minitab program in condition of material removal rate and electrode wear rate. The variance conditions examined during production the research on electrical discharge machining would be the electrodes material, current and workpiece thickness. The effect of each parameters and excellent performance variables will be achieve by means of ANOVA examination and conformed by investigation to enhance method.