Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding is a multi-input and multi-output variant process. The input process parameters and other factors of welding process interact in a complicated manner and influence the weld quality – directly or indirectly. Keeping this in mind, the present work has been planned to study the impact behaviour of TIG weldment through experiments, analysis and optimization. Experimental runs have been considered as per Box-Behnken design of response surface methodology (RSM). Based on the recorded data, the mathematical models have been developed to study the effect of process parameters on impact strength. ANOVA has been utilized to identify the influence of input process parameters on the response i.e. impact strength. RSM and cuckoo search optimization (CSO) algorithm have also been applied to optimize the impact strength.
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