CEE 6725 3D Printing Parts that Don't Break: From Processing to Performance
Lecture: TR 10:10-11:25 HLS 368
Lab: T 3:35-4:25 HLS 368
Spring. 3 credits.
Students must be proficient in basic solid mechanics and finite element analysis, e.g. CEE 3720 and MAE 4700.
Novel additive manufacturing techniques are appealing in that they offer (1) improved design flexibility, (2) the capability to produce multifunctional components, and (3) an economical route for low volume production runs with less material waste. To utilize additive manufacturing (AM) technology for load bearing applications, one must have a sound understanding of the mechanical performance of components produced with AM methods. Relative to traditional manufacturing techniques, the mechanical performance of AM components is difficult to predict in that it depends not only on the processing route and parameters, but also on the component geometry. This course is aimed at giving students a knowledgebase to understand the connection between various AM processing techniques and the mechanical performance of AM metallic components. By focusing on the fundamental physical processes and features that govern the process-structure-performance relationships, the course is relevant to those interested in understanding the origins of mechanical behavior in metallic components regardless of fabrication process.