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2019 | OriginalPaper | Chapter

4. Computational Tools for Design Analysis and Optimisation of AM Parts

Authors : Olaf Diegel, Axel Nordin, Damien Motte

Published in: A Practical Guide to Design for Additive Manufacturing

Publisher: Springer Singapore

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Abstract

There are several possible purposes for using simulation tools related to AM. The first aim, just as with traditional design analysis, is to simulate the behaviour and performance of a virtual design, and to use this information to either manually or automatically improve the design according to some given criteria. This avoids the time-consuming and costly step of manufacturing a prototype and setting up test rigs, thus enabling rapid iteration in the design process. The second aim is to simulate the physical build process to aid in finding an optimal build orientation, support structures, material properties or to compensate for distortions.
Metadata
Title
Computational Tools for Design Analysis and Optimisation of AM Parts
Authors
Olaf Diegel
Axel Nordin
Damien Motte
Copyright Year
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-8281-9_4

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