A temperature-thread multiscale modeling approach for efficient prediction of part distortion by selective laser melting

C. Li, J. F. Liu, Y. B. Guo, Z. Y. Li

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Abstract

Selective laser melting (SLM) is a powder bed based additive manufacturing process to manufacture functional parts. The high-temperature process will produce large tensile residual stress which leads to part distortion and negatively affect product performance. Due to the complex process mechanism and coupling multi-physics phenomena, the micro-scale single laser scan modeling approach is not practical to predict macro part distortion since it demands an exceedingly long computational time. In this study, a temperature-based multiscale modeling approach has been developed to simulate material phase transition of powder-liquid-solid for fast prediction of part distortion. An equivalent body heat flux obtained from the micro-scale laser scan can be imported as “temperature-thread” to the subsequent layer hatching process. Then the hatched layer with temperature filed can be used as a basic unit to build up the macro-scale part with different scanning strategies. The temperature history and residual stress fields during the SLM process were obtained. In addition, the part distortion can be predicted with a reasonable accuracy by comparing with the experimental data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages1166-1181
Number of pages16
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event26th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2015 - Austin, United States
Duration: Aug 10 2015Aug 12 2015

Conference

Conference26th Annual International Solid Freeform Fabrication Symposium - An Additive Manufacturing Conference, SFF 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityAustin
Period8/10/158/12/15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Surfaces and Interfaces

Keywords

  • Distortion
  • Multiscale simulation
  • Selective laser melting
  • Temperature thread

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