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Journal Articles International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology Year : 2022

Numerical simulation and experimental validation of deposited corners of any angle in direct ink writing

Abstract

Direct ink writing (DIW) belongs to material extrusion based additive manufacturing (MEAM) and the molding quality of deposited corners has an impact on the geometrical quality of three dimensional (3D) parts fabricated by DIW. To fully understand the DIW process and improve the geometrical quality of parts, numerical simulations have been widely used to model the DIW process. However, the previous research works for numerical simulation of deposited corners could only achieve the corner simulation under the condition of small angle and failed to realize corner simulation of any angel. Herein, we propose an improved numerical simulation of deposited corners of any angle based on the use of volume of fluid (VOF) method and validate the proposed numerical simulation experimentally. For this purpose, the numerical simulation is conducted through geometrical modeling, meshes generation and boundary conditions determination. In the numerical simulation, deposited corner is realized by constructing two calculation areas where two nozzle velocities with the corner angle as the velocity direction angle are applied on the substrates of two calculation areas. The effectiveness of the proposed numerical model is validated through corners deposition experiments using a commercially available microcrystalline wax (MW)-based ink in a DIW 3D printer as simulated results fit experimental results well. The current work demonstrates an effective approach for the prediction of the deposited corners of any angle in DIW based on numerical simulations.
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hal-03970217 , version 1 (02-02-2023)

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Yongqiang Tu, Alaa Hassan, Ali Siadat, Gongliu Yang, Zhangwei Chen. Numerical simulation and experimental validation of deposited corners of any angle in direct ink writing. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2022, 123 (1-2), pp.559-570. ⟨10.1007/s00170-022-10195-2⟩. ⟨hal-03970217⟩
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