The present work focuses on the modeling and analysis of mechanical properties of structural steel. The effect of major alloying elements

namely carbon, manganese and silicon has been investigated on mechanical properties of structural steel. Design of experiments is used to

develop linear models for the responses namely Yield strength, Ultimate tensile strength and Elongation. The experiments have been

conducted as per the full factorial design where all process variables are set at two levels. The main effect plots showed that the alloying

elements Manganese and Silicon have positive contribution on Ultimate tensile strength and Yield strength. However, Carbon and

Manganese showed more contribution as compared to Silicon. All three alloying elements are found to have negative contribution

towards the response- Elongation. The present work is found to be useful to control the mechanical properties of structural steel by varying

the major alloying elements. Minitab software has been used for statistical analysis. The linear regression models have been tested for the

statistical adequacy by utilizing ANOVA and statistical significance test. Further, the prediction capability of the developed models is

tested with the help of test cases. It is found that all linear regression models are found to be statistically adequate with good prediction

capability. The work is useful to foundrymen to choose alloying elements composition to get desirable mechanical properties.

JO - Archives of Foundry Engineering L1 - http://journals.pan.pl/Content/88766/PDF/01_paper.pdf L2 - http://journals.pan.pl/Content/88766 IS - No 4 KW - Structural steel KW - Alloying elements KW - Linear model ER - A1 - Bhatt, A. A1 - Parappagoudar, M.B. PB - The Katowice Branch of the Polish Academy of Sciences JF - Archives of Foundry Engineering T1 - Modeling and Analysis of Mechanical Properties in Structural Steel-DOE Approach UR - http://journals.pan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=88766 DOI - 10.1515/afe-2015-0069