Ansys additive print questions

Hello, 

I have two questions:

1. How to view the temperature distribution for each layer?

2. what kind of equations do you use on displacement and thermal analysis in additive print?

Thanks.

Bo 

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  • RobRob UKForum Coordinator
    edited October 2019

    Not sure about the first, but assume it's part of the post-processing functions. For the latter, it'll be covered in the documentation, if not check for references: we usually show what we've done unless it's confidential ANSYS IP. 

  • bozhengbozheng Member
    edited October 2019

    Hello rwoolhou,

    Thank you for your reply. 

    1. Can I view the molten pool moving in each layer in additive print or science? 

     

    2. Can you share the documentation which may contain the equation? 

    Thank you.

    Bo

  • RobRob UKForum Coordinator
    edited October 2019

    I don't know the tools so no idea about 1) - have a look at a smaller problem and explore the interface. 

    Click on "help" and review the documentation: if it's not there check for links to references, otherwise we won't have anything we can share. 

  • yizhang1yizhang1 Member
    edited October 2019

    Answer to: "1. How to view the temperature distribution for each layer?": 

    To visualize the temperature, you should run a Thermal History analysis in Additive Science. 

    Make sure you check the "Coaxial average sensor data" and specify the "Sensor radius" and the "Z Height Range" (this should be from 0 to the height of your part). 

    The result is a VTK file and it can be visualized using Paraview, the temperature result consists of colored dots and the color shows the averaged temperature within the "Sensor radius" of a specific location. 

     

    Answer to: "1. Can I view the molten pool moving in each layer in additive print or science? ":

    You cannot view the molten pool. The closest thing to do is to run a Single Bead analysis in Additive Science, which will give you the averaged dimensions of the melt pool (length, width, height), but no visualizations. 

  • bozhengbozheng Member
    edited October 2019

    Hi, yizhang, thank you for your information. they are really helpfull. Bo

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