JMMCE  Vol.9 No.4 , April 2010
Parametric Optimization of Gas Metal Arc Welding Processes by Using Factorial Design Approach
ABSTRACT
Gas Metal Arc Welding is a process in which the source of heat is an arc format between consumable metal electrode and the work piece with an externally supplied gaseous shield of gas either inert such as argon, helium. This experimental study aims at optimizing various Gas Metal Arc welding parameters including welding voltage, welding current, welding speed and nozzle to plate distance (NPD) by developing a mathematical model for sound weld deposit area of a mild steel specimen. Factorial design approach has been applied for finding the relationship between the various process parameters and weld deposit area. The study revealed that the welding voltage and NPD varies directly with weld deposit area and inverse relationship is found between welding current and speed with weld deposit area.

Cite this paper
M. Singla, D. Singh and D. Deepak, "Parametric Optimization of Gas Metal Arc Welding Processes by Using Factorial Design Approach," Journal of Minerals and Materials Characterization and Engineering, Vol. 9 No. 4, 2010, pp. 353-363. doi: 10.4236/jmmce.2010.94026.
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