Thu, 21 May, 2020
TWI Project Leader, Madie Allen, is due to present at the upcoming virtual Conference on Advancing Analysis & Simulation in Engineering (CAASE20) on 16-18 June 2020.
Co-hosted by NAFEMS Americas and Digital Engineering (DE), the conference focuses on Additive Manufacturing (or 3D printing), with presentations ranging across AM in automotive, part optimisation, product lightweighting, assembly consolidation, lattice design and more.
Madie, who is an NSIRC PhD student with Brunel University London and is sponsored by Lloyd’s Register Foundation, is currently working on a project using numerical modelling methods to help understand the links between process, microstructure and material properties within AM.
Madie’s work builds on TWI’s international reputation in AM process simulations. In “Prediction of Microstructure within Additively Manufactured Parts through the Use of Finite Element Methods and Cellular Automata,” she will introduce a way to predict microstructure for metal AM.
Madie, who is part of TWI’s Numerical Modelling Optimisation team, explained, “We must first be able to understand the links between process parameters, microstructure and resultant properties through the use of integrated computational materials engineering (ICME). The ultimate goal of this work is to contribute towards an extensive modelling method that allows for process optimisation and design for metal AM parts, enabling microstructure tailoring and control.”
In addition to TWI, the event will also feature speakers from Ford Motor Company, Altair Engineering, ANSYS Canada, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology and SciArt Software.