NJGC  Vol.1 No.1 , April 2011
Optimizing the Glass Fiber Cutting Process Using the Taguchi Methods and Grey Relational Analysis
Author(s) Chao-Lieh Yang
ABSTRACT
This paper mainly describes a new approach to optimizing of the cutting glass fiber with multiple performance characteristics, based on reliability analysis, Taguchi and Grey methods. During the cutting process, the speed, the volume and the cutting load are optimized cutting parameters when the performance characteristics, which include Weibull modulus and blade wear, are taken into consideration. In this paper, optimization with multiple performance characteristics is found to be the highest cutting speed and the smallest cutting volume, and the medium cutting load. An analysis of the variance of the blade wear indicates that the cutting speed (47.21%), the cutting volume (14.62%) and the cutting load (12.20%) are the most significant parameters in the cutting process of glass fibers. In summary, the most optimal cutting parameter should be A3B1C2. The results of experiments have shown that the multiple performance characteristics of cutting glass fiber are improved effectively through this approach.

Cite this paper
nullC. Yang, "Optimizing the Glass Fiber Cutting Process Using the Taguchi Methods and Grey Relational Analysis," New Journal of Glass and Ceramics, Vol. 1 No. 1, 2011, pp. 13-19. doi: 10.4236/njgc.2011.11003.
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