IS09 - Coupled Simulations for Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing (AM) is evolving as one of the most promising manufacturing
technologies for creating solid structures of virtually any shape. Furthermore, AM allows to
produce more complex shapes than those obtained through classical manufacturing techniques. As a
consequence, applications for AM products range across many fields in engineering, from design
models to lightweight components for automotive or aerospace industry, from patientspecific medical implants to civil engineering structural and/or architectural components.
All these aspects clearly raise new questions for the numerical simulations and computational
models of the involved products and processes. AM processes involve multi-physics and multiscale phenomena and are intrinsically very complex due to the underlying interactions between
many different physical phenomena such as a strong thermomechanical coupling, as well as phase
transitions, and microstructural changes.
Topics can include, but are not limited to:
Numerical methods, implementation issues, and solution strategies
Multi-physics and multi-scale techniques
Large scale simulation
Innovative industrial applications