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A Connected Steady-State Thermal with a Structural Analysis using FEA in ANSYS
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  • Gavril Grebenisan,
  • G Grebenişan,
  • D C Negrău,
  • N Salem
Gavril Grebenisan

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G Grebenişan
Industrial Engineering Department, University of Oradea
D C Negrău
Industrial Engineering Department, University of Oradea
N Salem
Mechanical Engineering Department, Zarqa University


A research topic was launched to solve a current engineering problem: the design of a 3D printing device/equipment for the implementation of additive technology. This device shall be adapted on a numerically controlled machine, CNC TMA-AL-550, for dual operation under a milling machine or the printing equipment control. During the development of the research topic solution, several errors related to the functionality of the equipment and the control of the advance of the deposition material occurred. The decision adopted was, without a doubt, the most efficient and handy, namely, the application of the finite element analysis method (FEA), in two phases: 1)-analysis of heat transfer; 2)-analysis of the state of stresses and strains, for which the exact discretization in finite element mesh was used. The FEA method was developed using ANSYS® 2021 R1 software. This procedure included solving the mathematical model developed for the FEA method by connecting two analysis systems: the ANSYS ® Steady-State Thermal system and the ANSYS ®-Static Structural system. Thus we managed to achieve the transfer, very quickly, of the nodal temperatures from the heat transfer analysis system (ANSYS ® Steady-State Thermal system) to the analysis system of the stress state and deformations of the solid (ANSYS®-Static Structural system-"Thermal stresses").