AM Simulation Data

Published: 17 April 2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/r4vwy2j852.1


Here we present an AM simulation data generated from Autodesk Netfabb Local Simulation, a non-linear finite element thermo-mechanical solver for additive manufacturing (AM) processes. The dataset contains two simulation trials based on Ti-6Al-4V material under various processing conditions. The simulation software generates fine-scale thermal data of laser scanning path and corresponding mechanical properties data across all time frames. Each dataset contain timestep folders and all related thermal and mechanical properties data can be found within timestep folders.


Steps to reproduce

To produce the simulation data set, command line mode is utilized to generate fine-scale laser scanning path from Autodesk Netfabb local simulation. A set of material properties, process parameters and types of simulation settings are predetermined to run in background mode. The raw output data is then exported to a csv file which contains all thermal and mechanical information across all time step. A python code is utilized to clean and export each information according to the time steps and respective thermal and mechanical properties.


Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, University of Tennessee Knoxville


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