Research the Effect of Process Parameters on Friction Stir Welded AA6063-ETP Copper joint using Taguchi Technique
Nitin Panaskar1, Ravi Terkar2
1Nitin Panaskar, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, NMIMS University, Vile Parle, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.
2Ravi Terkar, Mukesh Patel School of Technology Management and Engineering, NMIMS University, Vile Parle, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 12 October 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 October 2019 | Manuscript Published on 02 November 2019 | PP: 884-888 | Volume-8 Issue-2S11 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: B11450982S1119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.B1145.0982S1119
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Abstract: Aluminium and copper, or their combination finds application in heat sinks because of their excellent thermal conductivity. In the present study, Al–6063 and ETP copper were lap welded using friction stir welding wherein the aluminum alloy plate was placed on top of the copper plate. The optimum process parameters were found using Taguchi L9 orthogonal array. The process parameters namely tool rotational speed, tool traverse speed and thickness of zinc inter-filler material were considered. The optimal process parameters were ascertained with respect to the thermal conductivity of weld. The predicted optimum value of thermal conductivity was verified by conducting the confirmation run using the optimal parameters. Analysis of variance depicted that all the three process parameters were significant, wherein the tool rotational speed and the tool traverse speed were the most dominant factors contributing to thermal conductivity.
Keywords: Friction Stir Welding, AA6063, ETP Copper, Process Parameters, Taguchi Technique.
Scope of the Article: Process & Device Technologies