Modeling Laser Additive Layer Manufacturing for Aerospace Webinar - Archived

This is a recording of a webinar that originally aired on Apr 26, 2018

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If you want to learn about modeling laser additive layer manufacturing (ALM) with the COMSOL Multiphysics® software, then watch this webinar with guest speaker Mark Yeoman of Continuum Blue.

Product manufacturing is dramatically changing with the advent of new ALM technologies, which makes it cost effective, easily available, and readily accessible. One sector that is trying to make full use of this technology is aerospace, where reducing the cost of large components, such as fuselage frames, would help reduce cost and production times, dramatically decreasing material waste and the carbon footprint. Although ideal, ALM has some drawbacks when producing large components economically out of metal alloys, including distortion and residual stresses.

In this webinar, Mark Yeoman discusses some of the work in building a multiphysics model, developed for an aerospace and defence company, to predict and understand laser solid freeform fabrication (LSFF). Continuum Blue developed the model to simulate the coupled, interactive transport phenomena between the laser, powder, and substrate during the laser deposition process. This model was used to find the optimal path, speed, and power of the laser head in order to minimize or eliminate distortion and residual stresses in the manufactured components.

This presentation includes a live demonstration in COMSOL Multiphysics® and a Q&A session during which you can ask questions.

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Mark Yeoman
Continuum Blue Mark Yeoman is the founder of Continuum Blue. He has a degree in engineering and a PhD in computational modeling and applied mathematics, where his postgraduate studies focused on the development of cardiovascular implants using simulation techniques and genetic algorithms for Medtronic, Inc. Before starting Continuum Blue, he was a lecturer in applied dynamics and engineering. With over 20 years of experience in the field of multiphysics modeling, he has worked in, and continues to work in, a variety of industries, including medical, oil and gas, aerospace, automotive, and chemical.
Robbie Balcombe
COMSOL Ltd. Robbie Balcombe works as a technical team director at COMSOL. He graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2007 with a MEng in aero-mechanical engineering and then carried out his PhD in the area of numerical modeling of rolling contact fatigue at Imperial College London.