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A Network based modelling approach using the dimensional analysis conceptual modeling (DACM) framework for additive manufacturing technologies

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the ASME 2016 Computers and Information in Engineering Conference IDETC/CIE 2016
Place of PublicationCharlotte, North Carolina
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-0-7918-5007-7
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2016
Publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference -
Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …


ConferenceASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences & Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
Period1/01/00 → …


The application of additive manufacturing technologies in
the industry is growing fast. This leads to an increasing need
for reliable modeling techniques in the field of additive
manufacturing. A methodology is proposed to systematically
assess the influence of process parameters on the final
characteristics of additively manufactured parts. The current
study aims at presenting a theoretical framework dedicated to
the modeling of the additive manufacturing technology. More
specifically, the framework is used in the context of the study to
plan and optimize the experimental process to minimize the
amount of experiments required to populate the model. The
framework presented is based on the Dimensional Analysis
Conceptual Modelling framework (DACM). DACM is an
approach supporting the production of models. This approach is
designing networks representing a system architecture and
behavior using an approach sharing similarities with neural
networks. Based on the proposed approach, it is possible to
detect where supplementary experimental data have to be
collected to complete the model generated by the DACM
approach. The modeling of the Direct Material Deposition
process is conducted as an illustrative case study. The scope of
the approach is vast and supported by validated scientific
methods combined to form the core of the DACM method. The
DACM framework is step by step extracting information from a

description of the system architecture to create semi-
automatically a model that can be simulated and used for
multiple types of analyses associated for example with
innovation and design improvement. The current paper will
focus on the usage of the DACM framework, recently
developed in a project, in the field of additive manufacturing.

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