Next Article in Journal
Study of a Modified Kumaraswamy Distribution
Next Article in Special Issue
DSTnet: Deformable Spatio-Temporal Convolutional Residual Network for Video Super-Resolution
Previous Article in Journal
The Domain of Residual Lifetime Attraction for the Classical Distributions of the Reliability Theory
Previous Article in Special Issue
Imperceptible–Visible Watermarking to Information Security Tasks in Color Imaging
 
 
Article

Optimized Unidirectional and Bidirectional Stiffened Objects for Minimum Material Consumption of 3D Printing

1
The National Center for Computer Animation, Faculty of Media & Communication, Bournemouth University, Poole BH12 5BB, UK
2
Department of Computer Science, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai 81310, Malaysia
3
Department of Applied Mathematics and Computational Sciences, University of Cantabria, 39005 Santander, Spain
4
Department of Information Science, Faculty of Sciences, Toho University, Funabashi 274-8510, Japan
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Fernando Simoes
Mathematics 2021, 9(21), 2835; https://doi.org/10.3390/math9212835
Received: 14 September 2021 / Revised: 25 October 2021 / Accepted: 29 October 2021 / Published: 8 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Computer Graphics, Image Processing and Artificial Intelligence)
3D printing, regarded as the most popular additive manufacturing technology, is finding many applications in various industrial sectors. Along with the increasing number of its industrial applications, reducing its material consumption and increasing the strength of 3D printed objects have become an important topic. In this paper, we introduce unidirectionally and bidirectionally stiffened structures into 3D printing to increase the strength and stiffness of 3D printed objects and reduce their material consumption. To maximize the advantages of such stiffened structures, we investigated finite element analysis, especially for general cases of stiffeners in arbitrary positions and directions, and performed optimization design to minimize the total volume of stiffened structures. Many examples are presented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed finite element analysis and optimization design as well as significant reductions in the material costs and stresses in 3D printed objects stiffened with unidirectional and bidirectional stiffeners. View Full-Text
Keywords: 3D printing; unidirectional and bidirectional stiffened objects; minimum material consumption; finite element analysis; optimization design 3D printing; unidirectional and bidirectional stiffened objects; minimum material consumption; finite element analysis; optimization design
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Zheng, A.; Zhu, Z.; Bian, S.; Chang, J.; Haron, H.; Iglesias, A.; You, L.; Zhang, J. Optimized Unidirectional and Bidirectional Stiffened Objects for Minimum Material Consumption of 3D Printing. Mathematics 2021, 9, 2835. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9212835

AMA Style

Zheng A, Zhu Z, Bian S, Chang J, Haron H, Iglesias A, You L, Zhang J. Optimized Unidirectional and Bidirectional Stiffened Objects for Minimum Material Consumption of 3D Printing. Mathematics. 2021; 9(21):2835. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9212835

Chicago/Turabian Style

Zheng, Anzong, Zaiping Zhu, Shaojun Bian, Jian Chang, Habibollah Haron, Andres Iglesias, Lihua You, and Jianjun Zhang. 2021. "Optimized Unidirectional and Bidirectional Stiffened Objects for Minimum Material Consumption of 3D Printing" Mathematics 9, no. 21: 2835. https://doi.org/10.3390/math9212835

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop