Location University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
App. deadline Applications accepted year round/until filled
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Open to international applicants

Progressing advanced manufacturing processes (such as 3D printing & manufactured products) with laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV)

Value: $27,082 pa (tax-exempt) – fee waivers may also be considered for international applicants

Duration: 3 yrs plus 1 x possible 6 month extension

Topic: Progressing advanced manufacturing processes (such as 3D printing & manufactured products) with laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV)

Enquiries:            Dr Ben Halkon

School/Centre: School of Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering

Closing date for next intake

Australian Domestic students: 30th April 2019

International Candidates: 15th January 2019

The project

Laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV) is now readily accepted as an alternative technology for the measurement of surface vibrations with special benefits for a wide range of applications. Additive manufacturing, or 3D printing, has seen incredible interest in recent years and, with advances in processes, offers exciting opportunities. Functionally graded components, with mass and stiffness effectively placed where required, can be engineered in order that they possess specific dynamic, in addition to other, characteristics. Manufacturing components in an efficient but precise manner is clearly of critical importance.

This project will investigate the application of LDV to the advancement of additive manufacturing processes in general. Specifically, the project will investigate (i) the dynamics of 3D printer systems and the impact on the quality of the finished product as a result of print head vibrations for increased print throughput rates; (ii) the possibilities for the research and development of functional components with specific vibration characteristics; (iii) the automated determination of suitability of additive/advanced manufactured components and systems on the basis of their dynamic characteristics.

About the Faculty

The Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology at UTS is a world-class faculty with a growing reputation for its quality and impact. Our research is highly advanced, industry-focused and part of the lively and rigorous research culture at UTS.  

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Over the last five years, the Faculty has received more than 60 Australian Research Council projects and attracted a total research funding well in excess of $30 million.

About the University

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Further Information / Application Enquiries

Ben Halkon