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Estimations of the effective Young's modulus of specimens prepared by fused filament fabrication

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Author(s)

Lichen Fang, Yishu Yan, Ojaswi Agarwal, Jonathan Seppala, Kalman D. Migler, Thao D. Nguyen, Kevin Hemker, Sung Hoon Kang

Abstract

The elastic response of homogeneous isotropic materials is most commonly represented by their Young's modulus (E), but geometric variability associated with additive manufacturing results in materials that are neither homogeneous nor isotropic. Here we investigated methods to estimate the effective elastic modulus (Eeff) of samples fabricated by fused filament fabrication. We conducted finite element analysis (FEA) on printed samples based on material properties and CT-scanned geometries. The analysis revealed how the layer structure of a specimen altered the internal stress distribution and the resulting Eeff. We also investigated different empirical methods to estimate Eeff as guides. We envision the findings from our study can provide guidelines for modulus estimation of as-printed specimens, with the potential of applying to other extrusion-based additive manufacturing technologies.
Citation
Scripta Materialia
Volume
42

Keywords

extrusion, fused filament fabrication, tension test, effective Young’s modulus

Citation

Fang, L. , Yan, Y. , Agarwal, O. , Seppala, J. , Migler, K. , Nguyen, T. , Hemker, K. and , S. (2021), Estimations of the effective Young's modulus of specimens prepared by fused filament fabrication, Scripta Materialia, [online], https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addma.2021.101983, https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=930009 (Accessed June 22, 2021)
Created April 5, 2021, Updated May 19, 2021