TOPSIS – Taguchi Analysis of Notch Parameters on the Fatigue Life of Super Duplex Stainless Steel
J. Jagadesh Kumar1, G. Diwakar2, V.V. Satyanarayana3
1J. Jagadesh Kumar*, Research Scholar, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University), Vaddeswaram, Guntur District, A.P., India.
2G. Diwakar, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Koneru Lakshmaiah Education Foundation (Deemed to be University), Vaddeswaram, Guntur District, A.P., India.
3V.V. Satyanarayana, Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vidya Jyothi Institute of Technology, Hyderabad, T.S., India.
Manuscript received on November 14, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 26 November, 2019. | Manuscript published on December 10, 2019. | PP: 3649-3654 | Volume-9 Issue-2, December 2019. | Retrieval Number: B8111129219/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.B8111.129219
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Abstract: Purpose: The purpose of the current research is to quantify the impact of notch parameters viz. width, depth and central angle (perimeter length) on the fatigue life of UNS S32760 grade of super duplex stainless steel. Design/ Methodology/ Approach: Finite element analysis approach is implemented by using the popular software package ANSYS 18.1 and the experimental runs are selected as per the requirements of Taguchi L9 orthogonal array. TOPSIS approach is used along with Taguchi method to know about the impact of notch parameters and arrive at the optimal condition. Findings: It is quantitatively established that notch depth is the most critical parameter and it affects the fatigue life to a greater extent (63.4%) when compared to other factors viz. notch width (10.6%) and central angle (7.31%).
Keywords: Fatigue Life, Notch Concentration factor, Strain-life, Von-Mises stress, Closeness Coefficient
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