Innovative Design & Manufacturing (IDM) Research Program
The innovative design and manufacturing research program (IDM) focuses on the broad area of design and manufacturing with an emphasis on the aspects of modeling and optimization of innovative processes and part design, intelligent manufacturing systems, and sustainable design and manufacturing processes. These various facets of research serve the overall objective of developing analytical methodologies and tools that reinforce the design of both the manufacturing process and the product for scalable production volume with low capital investment. Primarily,
一道本不卡免费高清The IDM Lab blends the following research objectives:
- Sustainable design
- Design process capturing and automating using Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS);
- Optimized design and process costs.
一道本不卡免费高清The direction of IDM research is the key to enabling new levels of the nation’s innovation in the design and manufacturing for the short-term and long-term economic impacts. In order to produce sustainable products and manufacturing procedures, it is necessary to establish adequate knowledge regarding the best design practices necessary for design and production, in addition to the measuring indices that indicate feasibility. At the present, through the use of recently developed innovative manufacturing processes such as 3-D printing (for polymer and metal materials), origami-based fold forming, and metal foam, novel parts with unique characteristics and less investment costs are feasible.
一道本不卡免费高清Examples of current projects and future research directions in IDM lab (Link to the IDM Lab) include:
- Investigating the effect of materials discontinues on the mechanical behavior of origami-based folded sheet metal products
- Optimize the design of components produced by direct metal laser sintering process for high value added metals
- Developing Mythologies & Measures for Sustainable Manufacturing
- Knowledge-Driven Manufacturing for Sustainable Design Practices
Investigating the effect of materials discontinues on the mechanical behavior of origami-based folded sheet metal products
IDM Lab research agenda concentrates on exploring the absolute mechanical behavior and characteristics of origami-based engineering products. IDM Lab provides a better understanding of the design optimization for such an innovative manufacturing approach, especially when the parts are used as load bearing entities. The IDM Lab investigates the relation between the part geometry and the mechanical properties (i.e. material discontinues shape, number, and location vs. static parts load bearing characteristics). Additionally, the research considers the material discontinuity effect on the folding operation (i.e. accuracy, force requirements, and developed cracks/tears). The methodology uses mechanical testing with a real on-time simulation of material parts displacement and plastic deformation under a predefined set of loads.
(PI: Dr. Ala Qattawi)