Geometric characterisation of 3D printed steel structural elements
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1 June 2019

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Geometric characterisation of 3D printed steel structural elements

Geometric characterisation of 3D printed steel structural elements
Date published

1 June 2019

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This poster describes the building of stainless steel flat plates and square hollow sections using wire and arc manufacturing.

Stainless steel flat plates and square hollow sections (SHS) were built using wire and arc manufacturing (WAAM), laser scanned and their measured geometry analysed. The specimens were subsequently destructively tested in pure compression.

Research funded by: Undergraduate Research Grants 2017/18
Poster: Kwan Yau Lui
Supervisor: Leroy Gardner
University: Imperial College London

Summary:

3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is gaining in popularity across multiple industries with its ability to manufacture complex geometric forms, in a wide range of materials. Metallic structural elements can be printed, although the existing experimental dataset is very limited.

Stainless steel flat plates and square hollow sections (SHS) were built using wire and arc manufacturing (WAAM), laser scanned and their measured geometry analysed.

The specimens were subsequently destructively tested in pure compression.

Computational methods have been used to characterise the geometric properties and seek their relationship to the buckled shapes of specimens.

Additional information

Format:
pdf
Pages:
1
Publisher:
IStructE

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Research & Innovation Physical Modelling Report Metal Metal - steel

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