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Wear behaviour optimization of TIG parameters on wear behavior of sic embedded coatings using Taguchi approach

Maleque, Md. Abdul and Bello, Kamil Adeyemi and Salim, Nur Akma (2016) Wear behaviour optimization of TIG parameters on wear behavior of sic embedded coatings using Taguchi approach. In: 3rd International Conference on Mechanical, Automotive and Aerospace Engineering (ICMAAE 2016), 25th-27th July 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. (Unpublished)

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The use of a tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding torch heat source has resulted in the development of an economical route for surface modification of engineering parts, giving similar results to the more expensive high power laser technique. In this study, ceramic-based embedded composite coating has been produced by precoated silicon carbide (SiC) powders on the AISI 4340 low alloy steel substrate using TIG welding torch process. A design of experiment based on Taguchi approach has been adopted to optimize the TIG cladding process parameters. The L9 orthogonal array and the signal-to-noise was used to study the effect of TIG welding parameters such as arc current, travelling speed, welding voltage and argon flow rate on tribological response behaviour (wear rate, surface roughness and wear track width). The objective of the study was to identify optimal design parameter that significantly minimizes each of the surface quality characteristics. The analysis of the experimental results revealed that the argon flow rate was found to be the most influential factor contributing to the minimum wear and surface roughness of the modified coating surface. On the other hand, the key factor in reducing wear scar is the welding voltage. Finally, a convenient and economical Taguchi approach used in this study was efficient to find out optimal factor settings for obtaining minimum wear rate, wear scar and surface roughness responses in TIG-coated surfaces.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Plenary Papers)
Additional Information: 6103/51663
Uncontrolled Keywords: wear, Taguchi design, TIG, low alloy steel, signal-to-noise ratio
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T11.95 Industrial directories
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy > TN600 Metallurgy
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Prof Dr. Md Abdul Maleque
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2016 14:02
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2016 14:02
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/51663

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