The Application of Taguchi Method in Optimizing Fabrication of Composite Panel for Particleboard
M.N.M. Baharuddin1, Norazwani Muhammad Zain2, Eida Nadirah Roslin3, W. S. W. Harun4
1M.N.M.Baharuddin, Kolej Kemahiran Tinggi MARA, Petaling Jaya No. 12 Jalan Templer 46000 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
2Norazwani Muhammad Zain, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
3Eida Nadirah Roslin, Universiti Kuala Lumpur Malaysia France Institute, 43650 Bandar Baru Bangi, Selangor, Malaysia.
4W. S. W. Harun, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, 26600 Pekan, Pahang, Malaysia.

Manuscript received on November 11, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on November 20 2019. | Manuscript published on 30 November, 2019. | PP: 10981-10986 | Volume-8 Issue-4, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: D5419118419/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijrte.D5419.118419

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Abstract: This paper titled The Taguchi Method application for mechanical properties in the making of particleboard was one by considering the Modulus of Elasticity (MOE) and Modulus of Rupture (MOR) as a testing parameter. This research was done by using combination of dust wood and fruit from Acacia itself as main materials. It was mixed with Polyurethane (PU) as a resin and Paraffin Wax (PW) as a filler with specific values. This study mainly uses Hot Press Machine (HPM) and the Universal Tensile Machine (UTM) to produce and test specimens. The TGA analysis was used to prove the indicator of temperature before the process of the specimen began. Meanwhile the SEM and EDX testing were used to identify spectrum of chemical content in the specimen after the testing process was done. The Taguchi Method is used to create the design of experiment (DOE) table that contains optimized parameter of experimental results. While to foresee the degree of centrality tests that add to the solidarity of the quality is finished by ANOVA with Minitab 17 programming. The result will be compared with the Japanese Industry Standard (JIS) for MOE and MOR testing. From the research, the optimized formula was A3B3 specimen. The results obtained for MOE was 5134 (MPa) for Modulus Young and the result of MOR was 21.9 (MPa) for Flexural Strength.
Keywords: Homogeneous Particle Board, Palm Oil Fiber.
Scope of the Article: Distributed Mobile Applications Utilizing IoT.