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Part distortion prediction, design for minimized distortion, additive manufactured polymer aerospace parts

PADICTON

Part distortion prediction, design for minimized distortion, additive manufactured polymer aerospace parts

Call for proposal: 
H2020-CS2-CFP09-2018-02
Link to CORDIS:
Objectives: 

PADICTON answers the scope of JTI-CS2-2018-CFP09-AIR-02-75 call on the topic “Design Against Distortion”. The high-level challenge PADICTON project will be addressing is to develop accurate and functional distortion prediction models for Additive Manufacturing of polymeric and composite parts that can be utilised in conjunction with other design tools to produce parts adjusted to account for distortion effect.

The efforts will focus on Fused Filament Fabrication, with or without fibre reinforcement, and the new powder-bed type process, ThermoMELT.

The project will aim at developing a high-fidelity reference process simulation method for FFF and ThermoMELT for the materials of primary interest to the Topic Manager. In parallel, a rapid process simulation methodology will be sought.

While the first method will encompass detailed consideration of coupled thermal-chemical-mechanical analysis for the determination of residual stress and distortion, the low fidelity model will be based on the “inherent strain” analysis method, backed with experimental characterisation and validation activities.

State of the art AM equipment will be utilised with capability to alter the processing parameters and an innovative inline monitoring system will be realised to assess the produced part as it is being built. Once the analysis methods are in place the distortion prediction capabilities will be further utilised to enhance the part design by incorporating the risk of distortion. The traditional part optimisation tasks (shape or topology) will consider the risk of distortion as an extra parameter.

These developments will be implemented in a seamless Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) environment, initially based on the existing CAE platform available to PADICTON consortium. At a next step, the capability to incorporate the developed modules with different s/w platforms will be considered.

Overall, PADICTON will advance its technologies from TRL3 up to TRL5 and potentially reach TRL6.

Institution Type:
Institution Name: 
European Commission
Type of funding:
Programme Other: 
JTI-CS2-2018-CFP09-AIR-02-75 - Design Against Distortion: Part distortion prediction, design for minimized distortion, additive manufactured polymer aerospace parts
Lead Organisation: 

Twi Limited

Address: 
Granta Park Great Abington
Cambridge
CB1 6AL
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€171,750
Partner Organisations: 

Msc Software Belgium

Address: 
Rue Emile Francqui 1 Axis Park
1435 Mont Saint Guibert
Belgium
EU Contribution: 
€260,850

Brunel University

Address: 
Kingston Lane
UXBRIDGE
UB83PH
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€128,168

Fdm Digital Solutions Ltd

Address: 
SUITE 17 LANCASHIRE DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY CENTRE BANCROFT ROAD
BURNLEY
BB10 2TP
United Kingdom
EU Contribution: 
€189,200
Technologies: 
Development phase: