Quality Analysis of Additively Manufactured Metals: Simulation Approaches, Processes, and Microstructure Properties

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Javad Kadkhodapour, Siegfried Schmauder, Felix Sajadi
Elsevier, Nov 30, 2022 - Technology & Engineering - 856 pages
Quality Analysis of Additively Manufactured Metals: Simulation Approaches, Processes, and Microstructure Properties provides readers with a firm understanding of the failure and fatigue processes of additively manufactured metals. With a focus on computational methods, the book analyzes the process-microstructure-property relationship of these metals and how it affects their quality while also providing numerical, analytical, and experimental data for material design and investigation optimization. It outlines basic additive manufacturing processes for metals, strategies for modeling the microstructural features of metals and how these features differ based on the manufacturing process, and more.Improvement of additively manufactured metals through predictive simulation methods and microdamage and micro-failure in quasi-static and cyclic loading scenarios are covered, as are topology optimization methods and residual stress analysis techniques. The book concludes with a section featuring case studies looking at additively manufactured metals in automotive, biomedical and aerospace settings.
  • Provides insights and outlines techniques for analyzing why additively manufactured metals fail and strategies for avoiding those failures
  • Defines key terms and concepts related to the failure analysis, quality assurance and optimization processes of additively manufactured metals
  • Includes simulation results, experimental data and case studies


Process microstructure property for AM metals Experimental investigations
Improvementoptimization of AM part quality by predictive simulation methods
Future perspectives and applications of AM industrial products
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Javad Kadkhodapour is currently Guest Professor at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, focusing on quality control of additively manufactured materials. He has previously worked as a research associate and project manager for research projects in several prestigious European and Iranian universities, gaining expert knowledge in the areas of multi-scale analysis for multiphase metallic and multi-material polymeric structures in different manufacturing processes, including additive manufacturing. His industry experience includes working on additive manufacturing of metals and polymers at Shining 3D Company in Hangzhou, China, as well as research and development roles with multiple companies in the automotive and biomedical sectors in Germany.

Siegfried Schmauder is Professor of Mechanical Engineering at University of Stuttgart, Germany. His research focuses on microstructure mechanics, multiscale modeling, additive manufacturing, material and component testing, material development and optimization, as well as component reliability and design. He applies experimental and numerical investigation techniques to steels, light alloys, fiber composite materials on a metal and polymer basis, metal/ceramic composite materials, hard metals and coatings. The investigative focus is on microstructure modeling and nanosimulation with a view to examining the correlation between material structure and material properties as well as shedding light on the phenomena that occur at grid level that are important in terms of elastic and place material and damage response.

Felix Sajadi is currently a PhD student at the University of Stuttgart, in Germany.

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