SUBJECT: Ph.D. Proposal Presentation
   
BY: Anirudh Rudraraju
   
TIME: Monday, September 17, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
   
PLACE: MARC Building, 114
   
TITLE: Digital Data Processing and Computational Design for Large Area Maskless Photopolymerization
   
COMMITTEE: Dr. Suman Das, Chair (ME)
Dr. Suresh K Sitaraman (ME)
Dr. Yan Wang (ME)
Dr. Massimo Ruzzene (AE)
Dr. John Halloran (MSE University of Michigan)
Dr. David Rosen (ME)
 

SUMMARY

Large Area Maskless Photopolymerization (LAMP) is a novel additive manufacturing technology intended for the fabrication of integral cored
ceramic molds for the investment casting of precision components such as high-pressure turbine airfoils. This thesis gives a detailed overview of the
various digital data processing schemes that have been developed and implemented for LAMP. Several software algorithms that have been tailored for
LAMP allow for some novel capabilities. The thesis also discusses a new multifunctional design scheme that has been proposed to alleviate the
problem of unsupported islands, which beleaguers most layer-based processes. Finally, it discusses some of the novel cooling schemes that have been
designed and fabricated by leveraging LAMPís capabilities, thus providing a glimpse into the potential impact of LAMP in the manufacture of
advanced turbine airfoils.