Publication Type : Conference Proceedings
Publisher : First International Conference on ―Productivity, Efficiency and Competitiveness in Design and Manufacturing .
Source : First International Conference on ―Productivity, Efficiency and Competitiveness in Design and Manufacturing, vol. PEC-DM-681. PSG College of Technology – Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, 2016.
Campus : Coimbatore
School : School of Engineering
Department : Mechanical Engineering
Year : 2016
Abstract : Double-Electrode Gas Metal Arc Welding, referred to as DE-GMAW, is a novel process which decouples the melting current into base metal current and bypass current by adding a bypass torch to a conventional GMAW system to establish a bypass arc. This makes it possible to increase the melting current while the base metal current still be controlled at a desired level. Experiments have been done to find the conditions which can assure a stable bypass arc be established/maintained between the welding wire and the bypass torch. To control the base metal current at the desired level, a group of power resistors is added in the bypass loop. The resistance of the power resistor group is adjusted real-time by changing the combination of the resistors and the change in the resistance results in a change in the bypass current thus a change in the base metal current. A model has been developed to correlate the change of the resistance needed to achieve the desired base metal current to the deviation of the base metal current from its desired level. 2 Experiments demonstrated that the developed control system can adjust the bypass current in a large range to maintain the base metal current at the desired levels.
Cite this Research Publication : Dr. M. Ramu, Sripriyan, and Thyla P R, “Generation of Strip Wire Electrode to Enhance the Welding Performance in GMAW Process”, First International Conference on ―Productivity, Efficiency and Competitiveness in Design and Manufacturing, vol. PEC-DM-681. PSG College of Technology – Coimbatore, Tamilnadu, 2016.