Optimization Mixing Parameters on the Electrical Conductivity of Polymer Nanocomposites Based on the Taguchi Method
The objective of this paper is optimization mixing parameters in terms of mixing process of polymer nanocomposites using Taguchi method. Considering the mixing parameters such as rotational speed, mixing temperature and mixing time were performed to reveal the electrical conductivity data. Taguchi method was used by electrical conductivity analyses based on three level factorial designs. Orthogonal arrays of Taguchi, the signal-to-noise (S/N) ratio, and the analysis of variance (ANOVA) were utilized to find the optimal levels and the effect of mixing parameters on electrical conductivity. Confirmation analysis measurements with the optimal levels of mixing parameters were carried out in order to show the optimum electrical conductivity of Taguchi method. The result shows that Taguchi method is effective in solving the quality problem occurred on the mixing parameters of the polymer nanocomposites.
H. Suherman et al., "Optimization Mixing Parameters on the Electrical Conductivity of Polymer Nanocomposites Based on the Taguchi Method", Applied Mechanics and Materials, Vols. 52-54, pp. 31-36, 2011