Advanced manufacturing of free form optical sensing devices using predictive multiscale modeling of phase­‐transforming materials

We propose to extend our QuasiContinuum/Cascading-Cauchy-Born (QC/CCB) methodology for predictive simulation of phrase transforming materials to handle dynamic loading and non-uniform temperatures effects, and to integrate this new methodology into Third Wave System’s AdvantEdge machining simulation software package.

Fluid flow on 3D printed surfaces

The proposed work will be conducted with parts printed with a Stratasys Dimension 1200es 3D printer, which uses an acrylonitritle butadiene styrene (ABS) thermoplastic building material, or a MakerBot Replicator 2, which uses polylactic acid (PLA). Additional mateirals and processes will also be available through our collaboration with Stratasys.