Date of Award
Open Access Master's Report
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (MS)
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Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanics
Committee Member 1
Committee Member 2
Vijaya V.N. Sriram Malladi
Committee Member 3
Additive manufacturing (AM) has the ability to produce parts with complex geometries and internal features, however, for demanding applications such as the automotive and aerospace industries, it is crucial that the parts can meet the demanding functional and geometric requirements. Quality control for AM parts focuses on nondestructive methods of testing, but many of the current methods are expensive and time-consuming. The research presented in this report explores various methods of nondestructive evaluation (NDE) using dynamic analysis on stainless steel parts produced with selective laser melting (SLM). Methods include, but are not limited to, frequency response functions (FRF), impedance-based measurements, and scanning laser doppler vibrometry. Additionally, mode shape analysis was performed in MATLAB and FEA simulations were used for comparison with experimental results. The results indicate that dynamic analysis has the potential to be a feasible method of defect detection and NDE in AM parts and future work should focus on refining these methods, such as optimizing test parameters to improve sensitivity to defects.
Deonarain, Gita, "Defect Detection using Dynamic Analysis for Additive Manufactured Metals", Open Access Master's Report, Michigan Technological University, 2021.