Department of Mechanical Engineering

ASME Lecture: Novel Latticing Design for AM & 3D Printing of Engineered Systems

April 12, 2022

In nature, cellular materials exhibit enhanced multi-functionalities driven mainly by their sophisticated topologies and length scales. These natural systems have inspired the development and expansion of synthetic architected materials or lattices for revolutionary applications. Due to advances in additive manufacturing (AM), design for additive manufacturing (DfAM) gained considerable attention in the last few years. Of particular interest is designing lattices with topologies based on triply periodic minimal surfaces (TPMS) which attracted a lot of attention recently due to their mathematically-controlled fascinating topologies and exhibited superior physical and mechanical properties.

This talk focuses on the design, additive manufacturing, and use of TPMS for enhancing the multi-functionality of additively manufactured components made of metals, polymers, ceramics, and composites. We summarizes the various R&D activities within the Advanced Digital & Additive Manufacturing (ADAM) Center at Khalifa University on TPMS latticing and their applications to light-weighting of AM components and enhancing the performance and efficiency of mechanical and thermo-fluid systems such as sandwich panels, heat exchangers, energy storage devices, catalytic converts, etc.


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