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Parametric Optimization of Rectangular Beam Type Load Cell Using Taguchi Method

D.M. Kalai, V.A.Kamble, A.M.Rathod and B. K. Khot

Affiliations
Department. Of Mechanical Engineering DKTE’s TEI, Ichalkaranji, Maharashtra, India
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Abstract
In this work, Rectangular beam type load cell is considered for stress and strain analysis by using finite element method. The stress analysis is carried out to minimize the weight of Rectangular beam- type load cell without exceeding allowable stress. The intention of the work is to create the geometry of Rectangular beam-type load cell to find out the optimum solution. FEM software HyperWorks11.0.0.39 is using for parametric optimization of Rectangular beam type load cell. If the stress value is within the permissible range, then certain dimensions will be modified to reduce the amount of material needed. The procedure will be repeated until design changes satisfying all the criteria. Experimental verification will be carried out by photo-elasticity technique with the help of suitable instrumentation like Polariscope. Using Photo-elasticity technique, results are crosschecked which gives results very close to FEM technique. Experimental results will be compared with FEM results. With the aid of these tools the designer can develop and modify the design parameters from initial design stage to finalize basic geometry of load cell.


Citation
D.M. Kalai et.al," Parametric Optimization of Rectangular Beam Type Load Cell Using Taguchi Method”, International Journal of Computer Engineering In Research Trends, 3(11):596-601,November-2016.


Keywords : Strain gauge, Load cell, Sensitivity, optimization, Volume, Taguchi, FEM.

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