Improvement of tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding penetration using the effect of electromagnetic field

Ario Sunar Baskoro, Tuparjono, Erwanto, S. Frisman, Adrian Yogi, Winarto

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Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) welding is a process which an electric arc generated by the tungsten electrode to the workpiece and the welding area protected by a protective gas. Arc shape can be affected by electromagnetic force. In previous study, the use of some electromagnetic field around the arc has influenced the welding results. In this study, electromagnetic field generated from the solenoids was given to the welding arc. Welding process was conducted on Stainless Steel. The electromagnetic field made the arc becomes deflected. This deflection was controlled by the solenoid by activating it using a microcontroller. The results showed that the use of solenoid as a source of electromagnetic field has influenced the welding arc. Penetration produced by using a solenoid has deeper penetration than welding process without using solenoid. The increase of the welding power efficiency was 10.9% for arc current I = 80 A and 9.85% for arc current I = 90 A.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Applied Mechanics and Materials
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventInternational Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2013 - Mataram, Lombok, Indonesia
Duration: 19 Sept 201321 Sept 2013

Publication series

NameApplied Mechanics and Materials
ISSN (Print)1660-9336
ISSN (Electronic)1662-7482


ConferenceInternational Conference on Mechanical Engineering, ICOME 2013
CityMataram, Lombok


  • Electromagnetic field
  • Power efficiency
  • Tungsten inert gas (TIG)
  • Welding penetration


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