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Optimisation of processing condition using Taguchi Method on strength of HDPE- natural fibres micro composite

Ibrahim, Mohd Halim Irwan and Zainol, M. Z. R. and Othman, Mohd Hilmi and Mohd Amin, Azriszul and Asmawi, Rosli and Sa'ude, N. (2014) Optimisation of processing condition using Taguchi Method on strength of HDPE- natural fibres micro composite. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 660. pp. 33-37. ISSN 1662-7482

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Injection molding is probably the most important method of processing of consumer and industrial goods, and is performed everywhere in the world. In this paper, Taguchi Methods was used to define the optimization of process parameter for an injection molding machine to produce a dumbbell product from High-density Polyethylene (HDPE) + natural fiber (Kenaf). Taguchi Methods with L9-34 approaches will be used in this work where two different formulation of material will be tested to find the best formulation and its parameter setting. Here, an orthogonal array (OA) and signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio are employed to analyze the effect of injection molding parameter. The significant of formulation and parameter setting from injection molding will be evaluated through the strength value of the specimen. Standard ISO R527-2 test method will be used. Results show that changes in the parameter setting will give different tensile strength value. The optimum parameter setting was set based on the S/N ratio. For each formulation, optimum parameter setting has been achieved by using highest mean S/N ratio and it can be calculated manually or by using Minitab software.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: taguchi method; processing condition; strength; natural fibres
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401-492 Materials of engineering and construction. Mechanics of materials
Divisions: Faculty of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering > Department of Engineering Mechanics
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2015 06:22
Last Modified: 05 Apr 2015 06:22
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6425
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