Experimental Parametric Study of Corrugated Wire Mesh Laminates using Taguchi Design of Experiments
Tushar Vishnu Kavatkar,  Milind Kirkire
Corrugated Wire Mesh Laminate (CWML) is manufactured by bonding several layers of metallic corrugated wire meshes on top of each other. Due to their open structure and the mechanical properties of the parent material, CWML can offer high stiffness and strength per unit weight. Therefore, they have many potential applications where lightweight and high rigidity and strength are required, such as core material in sandwich constructions in mechanical and aerospace engineering, and orthopedic implants in biomedical engineering. The main loading in such applications is transverse compression, occasionally accompanied by in-plane shear. The strength of CWML depends on the several geometrical parameters involved in the configuration of structure. The objective of this paper is to determine the effect of geometrical parameters like corrugation angle, laminates structure and number of corrugated layers on the strength of CWML. For this purpose, samples of CWML are produced in the combinations of three different levels of corrugation angle, laminates structure and number of corrugated layers. The strength of each structure is recorded by subjecting them to compression test. By applying design of experimentation technique, using Taguchi methodology results have analyzed and optimum levels of each controlling parameters are determined for maximum strength of CWML. The maximum strength of CWML per unit weight is found with corrugation angle of 45°, sandwich laminates structure and three corrugated layers. Values of estimated mean and confirmation gain were found close to each other
Keywords- Corrugation angle, Laminates Structure, Number of Corrugated Layers, Strength to weight ratio, Taguchi analysis
Cite this Article
Tushar Vishnu Kavatkar,  Milind Kirkire,   "Experimental Parametric Study of Corrugated Wire Mesh Laminates using Taguchi Design of Experiments"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.2, Issue 2, pp.2417-2421, June 2014, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1402180.pdf