[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/LP160100616]
Researchers Prof Dr Xiaojun Qiu; Prof Ian Burnett; Mr Anthony Lele; Mr Malcolm Rigby
Brief description This project aims to investigate the physical mechanisms of Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) sound generation, and establish an acoustic model that correlates the acoustic signal with other wielding parameters. Key acoustic features and identification algorithms for process monitoring will be explored, and a prototype GMAW process monitoring system developed. GMAW is an arc welding process that is widely used in industry and well suited to automatic welding. The proposed monitoring method is an urgent need identified by industries for improving process control and quality. Auditory cues have been found to be critical for expert welders to adjust the weld process and to maintain quality, but the mechanisms underpinning the process are not well understood. The project will provide significant benefit to the Australian manufacturing industry’s productivity and innovation.
Funding Amount $315,000
Funding Scheme Linkage Projects