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Modelling and Simulation of Additive Manufacturing Processes (EUROMECH Colloquium 587)


Modelling and Simulation of Additive Manufacturing Processes (EUROMECH Colloquium 587)

9-11 May, 2016, University of Aveiro, Portugal (pre-announcement)

Aims and Scope

Computer-aided additive manufacturing processes are seen nowadays as an upward trend in complex and structurally sound industrial applications. The great freedom and complexity of shapes provided by this family of technologies can deliver an unprecedented range of opportunities in design and engineering. At the same time, there is still an open ground in modelling and simulation techniques when applied to these processes.

From sintering processes to 3D printing (e.g., polymer deposition techniques), ranging from metallic based applications in structural mechanics to advanced organic materials for biomechanics, there exists an extremely high number of input variables and physical phenomena involved, all with a strong influence on the achieved behaviour of the final components. The extremely high intricacy and particularities of each type of additive manufacturing processes must therefore be addressed by means of innovative, reliable and efficient numerical simulation techniques, able to provide multiphysics modelling capabilities in real time and cost-effective computational efforts.

Not limited to a particular industrial application, the present EUROMECH Colloquium aims to be a privileged scientific forum on the state of the art (as well as future challenges) on mathematical/physical formulations and the corresponding modelling and simulation procedures for technologies within the additive manufacturing field, in its broader sense, with particular emphasis on manufacturing processes like 3D printing, granular binding, extrusion deposition and sintering, among others.

Colloquium topics
Multiscale analysis;
Thermomechanical coupling and constitutive models;
Computational methods for residual stress and geometric distortion predictions;
Integrated design considering, for instance, printing orientation and microstructure effects;
Manufacturing optimisation and control analysis;
Algorithms for a proper identification of process and material parameters;
Topology and shape optimisation;
Integration of modelling with process design and performance evaluation;
Finite Element, Meshless and Isogeometric-based numerical simulation approaches.

Prof. Robertt Valente
GRIDS Research Group, Centre for Mechanical Technology and Automation (TEMA)
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Prof. Ferdinando Auricchio
Computational Mechanics and Advanced Materials Group
Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, University of Pavia, Italy

Prof. Paulo Jorge Bártolo
School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering, University of Manchester
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, University of Manchester, UK

Dr. Hinnerk Hagenah
Lehrstuhl für Fertigungstechnologie
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany

Local organising committee
Prof. João Oliveira  /  Prof. António Andrade-Campos  /  Prof. Joaquim Pinho-da-Cruz
GRIDS Research Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, Portugal

More info? Please send an email to Robertt Valente (

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