Optimization Studies on Friction Welded Aluminium Alloys
Dhanapal R,  Noorullah D,  Sundararaj P.
This research deals with an approach for optimizing the friction welding (FRW). It is a process that is being used in industry for rod, pipe and tube joining purposes especially in the Automobile and Aerospace industry. The complicated behaviour of this process is analyzed to set the optimum parameters to get good quality weld. Furthermore, four important process parameters, namely friction load (FRL), forging load (FOL), friction time (FRT) and forging time (FOT) are considered as the factors influencing the quality of the joints. The setting of welding parameters was determined using Taguchi experimental design method and L9 orthogonal array was chosen. The output parameter considered in this approach is the tensile strength of the weld.
Keywords- Dissimilar Aluminium Alloys, Friction Welding, Taguchi method.
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Dhanapal R,  Noorullah D,  Sundararaj P.,   "Optimization Studies on Friction Welded Aluminium Alloys"
, International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.6, Issue 4, pp.551-554, December 2018, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR1804098.pdf