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Design optimization of a drifter using the Taguchi method for efficient percussion drilling

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We examine the performance optimization of a drifter used for top-hammer drilling. The performance of the drifter is determined mainly by its percussion power, which is the product of the impact rate and impact energy. We selected design parameters influencing percussion performance with the goal of optimizing the percussion power output, and verified the validity of the drifter analysis model through a comparison with laboratory test results. The design parameters that influence the drifter’s percussion performance have been selected efficiently through screening design method, and these parameters were analyzed using the Taguchi method. As a result, the robust design values against noise factor have been proposed applying the Taguchi method to selected design parameters.

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Changheon Song received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from Department of Mechanical Engineering at Korea Polytechnic University in 2009 and 2011, respectively. He is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hanyang University.

Jintai Chung received his B.S. and M. S. degrees from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Seoul National University in 1984 and 1986, respectively. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1992. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hanyang University.

Jong-Hyoung Kim obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Nagoya University in 2009. He is currently a Principal Researcher in the Ultimate Manufacturing Technology Group at Korea Institute of Industrial Technology.

Joo-Young Oh obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Hanyang University in 2012. He is currently a Senior Researcher in the Construction Equipment R&D Group at Korea Institute of Industrial Technology.

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Song, C., Chung, J., Kim, JH. et al. Design optimization of a drifter using the Taguchi method for efficient percussion drilling. J Mech Sci Technol 31, 1797–1803 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12206-017-0327-6

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