|Location||University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology|
|App. deadline||Applications accepted year round/until filled|
|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
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.
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