A Study on Activation Algorithm of Finite Elements for Three-Dimensional Transient Heat Transfer Analysis of Directed Energy Deposition Process

Bih Lii Chua, Ho Jin Lee, Dong Gyu Ahn, Yeqing Wang

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Abstract

Heat transfer finite element analysis (FEA) for directed energy deposition (DED) process is crucial to properly estimate the residual stress in the additive manufactured part. The material deposition of the DED process is generally simulated by activation of finite elements. However, the activation algorithm of inactive finite elements is complicated. Besides, existing element activation algorithm is not suitable for highly focused energy source. In order to overcome these discrepancies, an inactive element activation algorithm with two-element cross section has been proposed for simulating a DED process using a high intensity laser heat flux. The nodal temperature during the element activation has been evaluated. The proposed algorithm has been implemented into the heat transfer FEAs for multilayer and planar depositions to investigate the applicability of the proposed algorithm. Finally, the results of FEAs using the proposed algorithm have been compared to those of commercial software SYSWELD.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)863-869
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Precision Engineering and Manufacturing
Volume20
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2019
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Directed energy deposition
  • Element activation algorithm
  • Finite element analysis
  • Heat transfer analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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