Mechanical Behavior of ARC Welding using Different Flux Materials
NehalAhmad1, Mahaboob Tabriz Basha2, Fathima Parveen3

1Prof.Nehal Ahmad*, Asst. Professor HKBK College of Engineering., Banglore.
2Mahboob Tabriz. B, Professor and Head. Department of Mechanical Engineering in HKBK College of Engineering. Banglore.
3Prof. Fathima Parveen, Associate Professor Dept. Mechanical Engineering, in HKBK college of Engineering, Banglore

Manuscript received on November 14, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 25 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 4344-4350 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B7736129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B7736.129219
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Abstract: To perform welding process on the material under varying conditions with different flux materials, different welding parameters and further subjecting the material to various suitable tests such as tensile test, hardness test, optical tests and study the characteristics of the material under testing. The tests conducted on the welded work piece it is proposed the suitable parameters under which welding of greater precision can be performed. it is also analyzed the working conditions under which the selected work piece material of stainless steel grade 304 would deviate from its desired characteristics. From the results of the tests it is able to determine the conditions that would reduce the characteristics of the welded work piece. Thus it can be further used for reference when the welding process is done on the same material of stainless steel of grade 304. The electrodes that were chosen for this project were selected by the criteria of widely used and chief material in the welding of various grades of stainless steel. The composition of the chemicals that constitute the electrodes were tribiologically analyzed and studied. The need for high precision welding in large scale as well as small scale industries is relatively high as the threshold for errors in such areas are greatly undesirable. The results of this study would greatly contribute to the reduction of errors and defects in the welding operation. 
Keywords: Core flux, Microstructure, Tribiological, Rutile flux, Cobalt flux
Scope of the Article: Mechanical Design