• Anoop Kumar

Articles written in Sadhana

• Numerical calculation of particle collection efficiency in an electrostatic precipitator

The present numerical study involves the finding of the collection efficiency of an electrostatic precipitator (ESP) using a finite volume (ANUPRAVAHA) solver for the Navier–Stokes and continuity equations, along with the Poisson’s equation for electric potential and current continuity. The particle movement is simulated using a Lagrangian approach to predict the trajectory of single particles in a fluid as the result of various forces acting on the particle. The ESP model consists of three wires and three collecting plates of combined length of L placed one after another. The calculations are carried out for a wire-to-plate spacing $H$ = 0.175 m, length of ESP $L$ = 2.210 m and wire-to-wire spacing of 0.725 m with radius of wire $R$wire = 10 mm and inlet air-particle velocity of 1.2 m/s. Different electrical potentials ($\varphi$ = 15–30 kV) are applied to the three discharge electrodes wires. It is seen that the particle collection efficiency of the ESP increases with increasing particle diameter, electrical potential and plate length for a given inlet velocity.

• Optimization of weld bead geometry of MS plate (Grade: IS 2062) in the context of welding: a comparative analysis of GRA and PCA–Taguchi approaches

In the last few decades, researchers proceeded their foot for analyzing the weld characteristic index of materials since the development of novel materials began tremendously. Presently, evaluation of the optimum synchronization among considered input factors for materials are even now surviving into ill-defined mode;soliciting novel mathematical models as well as robustly designed decision support systems that could effectively handle nonpartial information (experimental data). In the present reporting, multiobjective optimization dilemmas have been answered in metal inert gas (MIG) welding process using MS plate (Grade: IS 2062) specimen. The considered specimen was checked to harmonize the optimum setting between input factors, for example, welding current, open circuit voltage, and thickness of plate, with respect to obtaining prosperous weld strength as well as bead geometry quality characteristics, for example, tensile strength, bead width, reinforcement, penetration, and dilution. In the present research work, the Taguchi’s L9orthogonal array (OA) design was preferred to conduct the experiments on MS plate (Grade: IS 2062) specimens in the domain of MIG weldingprocess. Thereafter, the evaluated multiple objectives transformed into a single response via exploration of grey relation analysis (GRA) and principal component analysis (PCA) approaches to determine the optimum setting between input factors. Next, the outset of signal-to-noise ratio (S/N ratio) along with Analysis of variance (ANOVA) productively was utilized to determine the priority weights against the defined input factors (significant factor). The significant contribution of the present report was to propose a robustly designed decision support system that could assist the readers/researchers to resolve the discussed problems.

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