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GATE ME 1989

Subjective

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An arc welding $$DC$$ power source has a linear power source characteristic with open circuit voltage $${V_O} = \,\,80$$ volts and short circuit current $${{\rm I}_S} = 1000amps.$$ The voltage-length characteristic of the arc is given by $$V=20+4L$$ volts where $$L$$ is the arc length in $$mm,$$ calculate the optimum length of arc for obtaining maximum arc power at welding. What voltage and current setting should be done on the power source for maximum arc power.

Questions Asked from Welding Process (Marks 5)

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GATE ME Subjects

Engineering Mechanics

Strength of Materials

Theory of Machines

Engineering Mathematics

Machine Design

Fluid Mechanics

Turbo Machinery

Heat Transfer

Thermodynamics

Production Engineering

Industrial Engineering

General Aptitude