Lemperature distribution design of functionally graded structure based on lattice volume fraction distribution optimization and metal additive manufacturing

Akira Ueno, Honghu Guo, Ryota Moritoyo, Akihiro Takezawa, Mitsuru Kitamura

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Abstract

In recent years, additive manufacturing (AM) has been used in industrial products for fabricating complex geometry. On the other hand, topological optimization is a suitable method for designing complex geometry. Therefore, there arc many studies of combining AM and topological optimization these days. As a variant of topological optimization, density optimization of lattice structure is recently studied. The lattice structure is a characteristic one that includes void inside structure fabricated by AM. The designed model by topological optimization should he modified for a suitable structure for AM process. This research tried to use lattice volume fraction optimization for an industrial AM product. Firstly, we have developed a method of designing the lattice unit cell that its effective thermal conductivity is controlled by design variables. Effective thermal conductivity of lattice is calculated by homogenization method and finite element method (FEM). It was confirmed that the effective thermal conductivity changes depending on the size of the internal pores. Next, we consider the minimization problem of the surfacc temperature of the target domain. By lattice volume fraction optimization, the uniformity of the surfacc temperature of the target domain was improved. In addition, vvc fabricated test picces of lattice and 3D example model by using selective laser melting additive manufacturing. The results showed that the error between the measurement and the analysis using the test piccc was sufficiently small.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)827-833
Number of pages7
JournalSeimitsu Kogaku Kaishi/Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering
Volume87
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Finite element method
  • Latticc unit cell
  • Thermal conduction
  • Topology optimization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering

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