Constitutive Model Development for Additive Manufacturing

Diana Berenice Montes Carrera, University of Texas at El Paso


Additive manufacturing (AM) is known worldwide for revolutionizing the development of three-dimensional modeling by reducing the time and increasing the precision of parts. For Powder Bed Fusion research is necessary to reduce concerns in residual stress, porosity and cracking in AM parts. A constitutive model was created in Abaqus to validate material properties of 3D printed Al 6061. Finite element analysis was performed to investigate how properties may affect in the modification of parameters to reduce printing imperfections. Research was made as well in polylactic acid properties for material extrusion to explore its behavior for creep and relaxation. Properties were validated and explored by validation examples through modeled geometries simulating additive manufacturing processes.^

Subject Area

Mechanical engineering

Recommended Citation

Carrera, Diana Berenice Montes, "Constitutive Model Development for Additive Manufacturing" (2018). ETD Collection for University of Texas, El Paso. AAI13425245.