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Title: Selection of optimal hot extrusion processing parameters for AA6061 using fuzzy AHP and TOPSIS

Authors: Sarojini Jajimoggala

Addresses: GIT, GITAM, Visakhapatnam, 530045, Andhra Pradesh, India

Abstract: The need for improving the various material processing techniques for aluminium alloys has been felt due to their applications in various key industries. Due to ease of formability and low cost of aluminium alloys, extrusion has gained great popularity in recent years. Since the improper selection of processing parameters leads to poor quality and quantity, in the present work, an attempt was made to simulate hot direct extrusion of AA6061 alloy using DEFORM-3D, and the results were analysed using a hybrid multi-criteria decision making technique, a combined fuzzy AHP and TOPSIS approach to select the optimal combination of hot extrusion processing parameters. AHP is used to prioritise the evaluation criteria and the TOPSIS method used to rank the process parameters combination based on the simulation results.

Keywords: hot extrusion; simulation; processing parameters; MCDM; fuzzy AHP; TOPSIS.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKEDM.2019.097354

International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Data Mining, 2019 Vol.6 No.1, pp.56 - 73

Received: 23 Jun 2018
Accepted: 28 Sep 2018

Published online: 09 Jan 2019 *

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