|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing for Energy Applications IV
||Additive Manufacturing Topology Optimization and Materials Testing at Westinghouse
||William Cleary, Thomas Pomorski
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Additive manufacturing (AM) is an enabling technology for novel designs and complex shapes that cannot be produced using traditional manufacturing methods. For many nuclear applications, AM could help streamline manufacturing and the supply chain, and reduce production costs while achieving higher performance through improved heat transfer, thermal hydraulic (T/H) performance, material life and accident tolerance. These benefits would improve reliability and operating margins. To realize the benefits of AM, topology optimization and materials development are required.
Topology optimization with the use of AM reduces the amount of material required as well as providing improved ergonomic, performance, and safety benefits. It also reduces the time required to print components as well as reducing secondary finishing times and costs.
Several examples of additive manufacturing topology optimization along with mechanical testing for various laser powder bed fusion materials, parameters, and geometries, to improve performance and capabilities, are presented.
||Additive Manufacturing, Modeling and Simulation, Mechanical Properties