"Modelling and Thermomechanical Analysis of Laser Metal Deposition Additive Manufacturing Process" was held by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cengiz Baykasoğlu
Additive manufacturing (AM) technologies are becoming increasingly popular due to their potential of manufacturing highly complex metal parts. On the other hand, some technical challenges that generally related with achievement of the desired mechanical performance of manufactured parts are still preventing the use of these technologies in a wide range of industrial applications. Hence, extensive studies have been conducted on predicting and optimizing the mechanical performance of AM parts. At this point, as experimental measurements are very costly in terms of time, funding and equipment resources, they cannot be used at all stages of design, which make the computational methods as important tools in additive manufacturing studies in the present times.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cengiz Baykasoğlu who is the full time professor at Mechanical Engineering Department, gave a presentation focusing on finite element modelling and simulation of direct energy deposition additive manufacturing process. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Cengiz Baykasoğlu stated that the residual stresses, residual distortions and microstructural characteristic induced by the thermal history can be predicted and the mechanical properties of AM parts can be controlled and optimized by using the model presented techniques.
Assoc. Prof. Cengiz Baykasoglu also stated that researches on additive manufacturing are quite appropriate for interdisciplinary studies and extremely important within the context of Turkey’s 2023 vision.