Geometric characterisation of 3D printed steel structural elements
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Geometric characterisation of 3D printed steel structural elements

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Geometric characterisation of 3D printed steel structural elements
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A poster from a project funded by the Institution's 2017/18 Undergraduate Research Grants.

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.

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.

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1
Publisher:
IStructE

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Research & Innovation Physical Modelling Report Metal Metal - steel

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