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GATE Mechanical 1989 Question

Subjective Type Answer by Yourself
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.

GATE Mechanical 1990 Question

Subjective Type Answer by Yourself
Manual metal arc welding is to be used for welding two plates each measuring $$800 \times 200 \times 19mm.$$ Given that
Length of weld $$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,$$$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,$$$$:180mm$$
Length of electrode$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,$$ $$:450mm$$
Stub length$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,$$$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,$$ $$:50mm$$
Diameter of electrode $$\,\,\,\,\,$$ $$:3mm$$
Weld reinforcement area $$:10\% $$
Spatter and other losses $$:15\% $$
Root gap $$=$$ land $$=$$ $$2mm$$
Angle of groove$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,$$$$\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,\,$$ $$:{60^ \circ }$$
Estimate the required number of electrodes for the weld.

GATE Mechanical 1992 Question

Subjective Type Answer by Yourself
A low carbon steel is to be welded by the manual metal arc welding process using a linear $$V$$-$$I$$ characteristic $$DC$$ power source.

The following data is available.
$$O.C$$ voltage of the power source $$=62V,$$
$$S.C$$ current for the setting used $$=130A,$$
ARC length $$=4mm,$$
Traverse speed of welding $$=15cm/min$$
Efficiency of heat input $$ = 85\% $$
The relation between the arc length $$L$$ in $$mm$$
and arc voltage $$V$$ is $$V=20+1.5L$$
Calculate the heat input into the work piece.

GATE Mechanical 1996 Question

Subjective Type Answer by Yourself
The cross section weld bead is shown in fig the profile of the bead and the fusion zone are taken circular for convenience. Bead width and radii of curvature of circular profiles are given in fig. The bead height and depth of penetration are