Abstract: This study applies the Taguchi method to investigate the relationship between the ultimate tensile strength, hardness and process variables in a squeeze casting 2017 A wrought aluminium alloy. The effects of various casting parameters including squeeze pressure, melt temperature and die temperature were studied. Therefore, the objectives of the Taguchi method for the squeeze casting process are to establish the optimal combination of process parameters and to reduce the variation in quality between only a few experiments. The experimental results show that the squeeze pressure significantly affects the microstructure and the mechanical properties of 2017 A Al alloy.
Keywords: 2017A Al alloy; squeeze casting parameters; Taguchi method; optimization; mechanical properties
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Souissi, N.; Souissi, S.; Niniven, C.L.; Amar, M.B.; Bradai, C.; Elhalouani, F. Optimization of Squeeze Casting Parameters for 2017 A Wrought Al Alloy Using Taguchi Method. Metals 2014, 4, 141-154.
Souissi N, Souissi S, Niniven CL, Amar MB, Bradai C, Elhalouani F. Optimization of Squeeze Casting Parameters for 2017 A Wrought Al Alloy Using Taguchi Method. Metals. 2014; 4(2):141-154.
Souissi, Najib; Souissi, Slim; Niniven, Christophe L.; Amar, Mohamed B.; Bradai, Chedly; Elhalouani, Foued. 2014. "Optimization of Squeeze Casting Parameters for 2017 A Wrought Al Alloy Using Taguchi Method." Metals 4, no. 2: 141-154.