CASiM² project: Simulation of Additive Manufacture
Researcher(s): , Yogesh Sovani
Collaborator(s): Moataz Attallah, Mark Ward, Jeff Brooks, Hector Basoalto
Additive layer manufacturing is a rapid fabrication process in which three-dimensional metal structures are built layer by layer from computer aided designs. Application of additive layer manufacturing (ALM) process extends from coating to fabrication as well as in repairing of three-dimensional complex shaped parts. In particular, the ALM process facilitates manufacturing of component to its near final shape directly from the CAD model reducing the lead time between the conceptual stage and the manufacturing of the final component.
A highly transient nature of the ALM due to the rapid melting and solidification causes distortion and residual stresses, affecting both the dimensional accuracy of parts and the resulting mechanical properties. To guarantee an optimised design of ALM process, it is of high interest to predict the distortion and residual stress within the part. A computational model for the additive layer manufacturing would allow greater understanding of the temperatures experienced, the residual stresses generated and the distortions induced by the process.
Essentials of Data Visualisation and Infographic Design
Mon 12th October
A two-hour seminar will be given by the data visualisation specialist, Andy Kirk, through a blend of teaching, discussion and group exercise starting from evaluating works, conceiving ideas, exploring data and identifying best-fit solutions to effective data presentation.
The CHART project
Mon 20th October
The CHART project - Materials Testing and Analysis for Business
PRISM presents at the Royal Academy of Engineers Summer Soiree
Tue 1st July
The University of Birmingham's School of Metallurgy & Materials were invited to showcase their projects at the Royal Academy of Engineers Soiree at the MTC, Coventry.
CASiM² Business Engagement Activities
Mon 28th April
As a part of the CASiM project, the University is able to offer West Midlands Small-Medium Enterprise companies 2 days business assist with computer modelling projects