Effect of Various Parameters on the Bead Geometry and Flexural Strength of MIG Welded Joint
P.V.R Ravindra Reddy1, G.Chandra Mohan Reddy2, B.V.S Rao3, G.Laxmaiah4

1Dr.P.V.R.Ravindra Reddy, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engg., CBIT, Gandipet, Hyderabad, India.
2Dr.G,Chandramohan Reddy*, Mechanical Engineering Department CBIT, Gandipet, Hyderabad, India.
3Dr.BVS Rao, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, CBIT, Gandipet, Hyderabad, India,
4G.Laxmaiah, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, CBIT, Gandipet, Hyderabad, India.
Manuscript received on December 16, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on December 22, 2019. | Manuscript published on January 10, 2020. | PP: 555-559 | Volume-9 Issue-3, January 2020. | Retrieval Number: C8098019320/2020©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.C8098.019320
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Abstract: Metal inert gas welding is the process in which a continuous coil of consumable electrode is used with inert gas shielding. It was extensively being used for Aluminum and Mg Alloys. But due to other alternatives available for, the cost of inter gas prohibited the use of MIG welding of steels. After the introduction of carbondioxide as shielding gas the economical viability in welding of steels was realized. The quality of weld joing and its productivity is influenced by the parameters such as arc current, wire feed rate, voltage, welding speed, torch angle, , nozzle to plate distance, welding position and gas flow direction. In the present work effect of gas flow rate, voltage and current are studied using Taguchi L-9 orthogonal array. The flexural strength, tensile strenght and bead geometry for various trails are computed and the optimum combination is obtained. 
Keywords: MIG Welding, Taguchi, Flexural Strength, Bead Geometry.
Scope of the Article: Welding Technology