Additive Manufacturing Simulation with Abaqus
Additive Manufacturing Simulation with Abaqus course introduces you to the latest modeling methods of additive manufacturing or 3D printing of metals and polymers. In addition, it introduces you to the plug-in for additive manufacturing modeling and subroutines that have been added specifically from Abaqus 2017 onwards, and almost everything you need to know. Also, a chapter is specially designed for welding modeling in Abaqus in this unique training package. During the training, you communicate with the expert online and ask any questions and doubts you may have.
Abaqus can be used to simulate the deposition of material layer by layer, as well as the resulting thermal and mechanical effects. This allows engineers to predict and optimize the properties of additively manufactured parts, such as their strength, durability, and dimensional accuracy.
Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
Additive Manufacturing (AM), commonly known as 3D Printing, is indeed the process of creating 3D objects by adding material layer by layer. It’s a technology that allows for the production of functional parts directly, rather than just prototypes, making it a versatile and innovative manufacturing method.
AM Modeler Plugin
The additive manufacturing plug-in provides an extensive and adaptable software solution that reduces the chances of errors while simulating the additive manufacturing process in Abaqus. This tool enhances efficiency and accuracy in modeling additive manufacturing processes. From Abaqus 2022 onwards, this plugin will be installed during software installation.
In AM Modeler You need to select the type of analysis and process based on the specific additive manufacturing process you wish to simulate. There are two analysis types to consider: eigenstrain and thermomechanical.
For eigenstrain analysis, you have the option to choose between trajectory-based or pattern-based process types.
In thermomechanical analysis, you can select from four process types:
- Trajectory-based powder bed fabrication
- Pattern-based powder bed fabrication
- Laser direct energy deposition
- Fusion deposition modeling
What you’ll learn
In Additive Manufacturing Simulation with Abaqus, you will learn about 3D Printing Simulation in Abaqus, ways to model, and verification.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Use Abaqus/Standard to simulate the 4 different AM Processes:
- Powder Bed
- Polymer Extrusion
- Direct Energy Deposition
- Use Abaqus/CAE AM Modeler plugin to set up the modeling process
- Understand the new data structures and user subroutines in Abaqus
- Write user subroutines to customize the application for specific process
- Postprocessing and visualization of the results
Overview of the course
Lecture 1 Introduction to AM Process Simulations
- Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
- Motivation for AM Process Simulation
- Process Simulation Overview
Lecture 2 New Data Structures in Abaqus
- Data Structures
- Table Collections
Lecture 3 Modeling Powder Bed Method
- Process specific details for AM
- Powder Bed Method
- Workshop 1: Sequential thermomechanical analysis of a laser powder bed fusion build
Lecture 4 Polymer Extrusion Simulations
- Process-Specific Details of Polymer Extrusion
- Polymer Extrusion Process Simulation
- Modeling Highlights
- Event Series Input Type for Polymer Extrusion
- Parameter Table Type for Polymer Extrusion
- Element Activation for Polymer Extrusion
Lecture 5 Process-Specific Details of Welding
- Abaqus Welding Interface (AWI) Plugin
- Process-Specific Details of Welding
- Modeling Highlights
- Algorithm Details
- Parameter and Property Tables
- Table Collection for Welding
- Element Activation Process for Welding
- Activation Algorithm Details
- Element Heating for Welding
- Heating Algorithm Details
Lecture 6 User Subroutines Overview
- Overview of Some User Subroutines
- Where User Subroutines Fit into Abaqus/Standard
- Including User Subroutines in a Model
- Writing Output from User Subroutines
- Compiling and Linking User Subroutines
- Debugging and Recommended Programming Techniques
Lecture 7 AM Process Subroutines
- Overview of Some User Subroutines
- UEPActivationSetup – for setting up data needed (from MInT) for Element Activation and Evolving free surface (using *Element Activation and Film/Rad FFS/RFS)
- UMDFLUXSetup – for setting up data needed (from MInT) for moving flux in the UMDFLUX user subroutine
- UEPActivationVol() – to obtain volume fraction increase for element activation
- UMDFLUX() – Usub to prescribe multiple moving heat fluxes
- UMATHT – heat transfer analysis
- DFLUX – Model heat source
- UEXPAN/UMAT – Handle thermal strains
- UHARD, USDFLD
Lecture 8 AM Modeler Plug-in
- Model Change vs. New AM Method
- Workshop 2: Laser Direct Energy Deposition – Curlbar
- Workshop 3: Sequential thermomechanical analysis of a directed energy deposition build
Additive Manufacturing Simulation with Abaqus is recommended for engineers with experience using Abaqus.
Abaqus 2024, Abaqus 2023, Abaqus 2022, Abaqus 2021, Abaqus 2020, Abaqus 2019, Abaqus 2018, Abaqus 2017, Abaqus 2016, Abaqus V6.14, Abaqus V6.13, Abaqus V6.12
Additive Manufacturing Simulation with Abaqus is designed to cover the utilization of the Abaqus AM Modeler plugin, special user subroutines, and valuable techniques for modeling additive manufacturing in Abaqus. However, the course material can also be valuable for modeling various other types of analysis such as welding. It is aimed at engineers who are involved in additive manufacturing simulation and wish to enhance their comprehension of the intricate mechanical behavior associated with complex material models.
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A full refund is available for cancellations more than 30 days before the course recording start date. Within 30 days of the course start date, course credit can be transferred to another attendee within the same company, or can be kept on file to be applied to a future BanuMusa training course.
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