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Mechanical properties optimization of parts built by FDM through micromechanical modelling

Grant number: 17/22123-8
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): April 01, 2018
Effective date (End): September 30, 2018
Field of knowledge:Engineering - Mechanical Engineering
Principal Investigator:Rafael Thiago Luiz Ferreira
Grantee:Rafael Quelho de Macedo
Supervisor abroad: Ian Anthony Ashcroft
Home Institution: Divisão de Engenharia Mecânica (IEM). Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA). Ministério da Defesa (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University of Nottingham, University Park, England  
Associated to the scholarship:16/17835-6 - Micromechanical analysis of honeycomb parts built by the FDM process, BP.DR


The objective of this work is to present a research project, which is one of the requirements to request a BEPE (Bolsa de Estágio e Pesquisa no Exterior) in England, in the Centre for Additive Manufacturing (CfAM), under the supervision of Prof. Ian Ashcroft, at the University of Nottingham, in the year of 2018, from 01 of February to 31 of July. This scholarship request is related to the FAPESP's process 2016/17835-6 in development in Brazil, at the Instituto Tecnológico de Aeronáutica (ITA), under the supervision of the Prof. Rafael Thiago Luiz Ferreira. The main purposes of the research project in England are: to study and develop models of 3D printed materials by Fused Deposition Modelling using asymptotic homogenization technique, to implement Python routines to generate microstructure models, to implement the homogenization technique in ABAQUS, to formulate and solve optimization problems that can improve stiffness and strengths of 3D printed structures. This period in England is an important opportunity to contribute to the candidate's doctorate's thesis, to increase knowledge in the asymptotic homogenization technique and additive manufacturing technologies. (AU)

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