A Study on the Development of Automatic Welding System using Solor Energy

태양에너지를 이용한 자동용접 시스템 개발에 관한 연구

  • Kim I.S. (Mokpo National University) ;
  • Kim O.S. (Chonnam National University) ;
  • Son J.S. (Mokpo National University Graduate School) ;
  • Seo J.H. (Mokpo National University Graduate School)
  • Published : 2006.06.01


In this research work attempts were made to study the bonding of thermoplastics with adhesives using solar energy. In order to study the curing behaviour necessary experiments were conducted under varying conditions of temperature, exposure time and power. The cured samples were then studied under the optical microscope before subjecting to tensile testing in order to study their mechanical properties. The fracture surfaces were further studied under the Scanning Electron Microscopy in order to study the microstructural changes that are taken place during curing. From the present study it is evident that curing under higher solar energy temperature, generally improves bond strength and quality of the adhesive joints when compared to other modes of curing process expect the microwave curing process.