MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 157, 2018Machine Modelling and Simulations 2017 (MMS 2017)
|Number of page(s)||7|
|Section||Modelling and simulation, structural optimization|
|Published online||14 March 2018|
Engineering calculations for complex geometric domains
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Czestochowa University of Technology, Dabrowskiego 69, 42-201 Czestochowa, Poland
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The paper aims to present the possibility of performing engineering calculations in domains of complex shapes expressed by mathematical descriptions. We focus on calculations done with the use of the Finite Element Method. An example of the compound structure is gyroid, which is a periodic structure representing an area close to the porous structure. The presented gyroid structure exhibits circular struts and a spherical core and spatially occupies a cube. The side length of the cube is defined as unit cell size, and the volume percentage of the struts inside the cube is referred to as volume fraction. The periodic cellular lattice structures are generated by our own software module. One of the uses of such structures is their employment in additive manufacturing (AM) of the so-called 3D printing (layer-by-layer AM technique), where they can contribute reducing the weight of an item and limiting the material consumption. It is important to answer the question of what effect does an element with a gyroid structure have on the thermal properties (e.g. the heat flow versus the volume fraction) compared to an element with full structure. The paper will show the results of such a comparison.
Key words: gyroid / volume fraction / complex shapes / heat flow / numerical modeling
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