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Integration of Laser Beam Melting Simulation in the tool landscape for process preparation of Additive Manufacturing (AM) for Aero Engine applications

It is demonstrated that simulation of an additive manufactured engine part concerning residual stresses and distortions is possible. However the usually used models incorporate many simplifications and can therefore not model the complexity of real life parts and the AM-process.
Results indicate that simulation of a number of equal or geometrically complex or big parts with supporting structures on the building platform may need several 100 hours of simulation time which is not applicable in terms of process optimization. The aim of this project is therefore to increase the fidelity of the predictions and decrease the calculation time dramatically by novel methods. Use of open software will ease user based extension/modification. Please refer to the full and formal topic descriptions published in this call.