EFFECTIVE METHOD OF DESIGNING CAD MODELS WITH LATTICE STRUCTURE


UDC 658.512.26
DOI:10.26102/2310-6018/2019.27.4.043

N.V. Tsipina, O.N. Chirkov, S.A. Slinchuk, I.V. Cheprasov, V.A. Madesov


This article shows how important it is to develop a convenient and simple method for designing lattice parts in production. The purpose of the entire experiment is to observe, analyze and solve problems in the design of lattice structures. The performance of modern tools of computer-aided design (CAD) systems was also evaluated. All the disadvantages and positive aspects of the developed method are indicated. The considered design method allows designers to choose the right lattice structure and its density. An essential part of this proposal is the use of equivalent lattice materials. This approach eliminates the need to design lattice-based CAD models and shortens the simulation time for FEMs. This methodology may be applicable in determining equivalent materials for other lattice structures. Equivalent materials also reduce FEM simulation time. The performance of modern tools of computer-aided design systems was evaluated to determine whether they adequately meet the requirements of additive manufacturing. The results show that modern CAD systems do not allow you to easily and quickly design lattice structures for additive manufacturing. It is necessary to develop modern CAE software to conduct finite element method analysis on a 3D lattice model.

Keywords: lattice structure, CAD software, finite element method (FEM).

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