JOURNAL OF APPLIED STATISTICS, cilt.43, ss.2661-2680, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
Thermal, viscoelastic and mechanical properties of polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) were optimized as a function of extrusion and injection molding parameters. For this purpose, design of experiments approach utilizing Taguchi's L-27 (3(7)) orthogonal arrays was used. Effect of the parameters on desired properties was determined using the analysis of variance. Differential scanning calorimeter (DSC) tests were performed for the analysis of thermal properties such as melting temperature (T-m) and melting enthalpy (H-M). Dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA) tests were performed for the analysis of viscoelastic properties such as damping factor (tan) and glass transition temperature (T-g). Tensile tests were performed for the analysis of mechanical properties such as tensile strength and modulus. With optimized process parameters, verification DSC, DMA and tensile tests were performed for thermal, viscoelastic and mechanical properties, respectively. The Taguchi method showed that barrel temperature' and its level of 340 degrees C' were seen to be the most effective parameter and its level; respectively. It was suggested that PPS can be reinforced for further improvement after optimized thermal, viscoelastic and mechanical properties.