Data Set of Manual Metal Arc Welded heterogeneous thin steel plates AISI1018 AND AISI4340

Published: 6 July 2023| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/j6657wk3tf.1
Milon Selvam Dennison,


Advancement in technology demands the joining of heterogeneous metals of low and high-carbon steel grades. In this investigation, AISI1018 low and AIS4340 medium carbon steels were welded to form a heterogeneous thin metal joint using the Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) method. Experimental variation of welding current, electrode position, and weld orientation are selected as the MMAW factors. The trials are planned using the Full Factorial Design (FFD) and the trial results are analysed using Analysis of Variance (ANOVA). A computerised tensile testing machine (TM2101N) was used to test the tensile strength of the welded specimens that were prepared in accordance with the ASTM standard. The prediction model for tensile strength was generated based on regression analysis. The ANOVA and prediction model helped in studying the effect of the MMAW factors.


Steps to reproduce

• The dataset presented in this article conveys the feasibility of welding AISI1018 AND AISI4340 thin steel plates • The dataset presented in this article gives the knowledge of selecting the optimum MMAW conditions for welding heterogeneous thin steel plates. • The dataset presented in this article can be utilized to produce quality manual metal arc weldments. • The dataset presented here can be used by researchers in the African continent and even the whole world to compare the MMAW performance of heterogeneous thin steel plate welding.


Kampala International University - Western Campus


Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering