Parametric evaluation of part distortion in additive manufacturing processes

  • Giacomo Quaranta
  • Eberhard Haug
  • Jean Louis Duval
  • Francisco ChinestaEmail author
Original Research


Additive manufacturing is the more and more considered in industry, however efficient simulation tools able to perform accurate predictions are still quite limited. The main difficulties for an efficient simulation are related to the multiple scales, the multiple and complex physics involved, as well as the strong dependency on the process trajectory. This paper aims at proposing a simplified parametric modeling and its subsequent parametric solution for evaluating parametrically the manufactured part distortion. The involved parameter are the ones parametrizing the process trajectories, the thermal shrinkage intensity and anisotropy (the former depending on several material and process parameters and the last directly depending on the process trajectory) and the deposited layers. The resulting simulation tool allows evaluating in real-time the impact of the parameters just referred on the part distortion, and proceed to the required geometrical compensation.


Vademecum Additive manufacturing PGD MOR Thermal shrinkage Part distortions Geometry compensation 



This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 675919. Authors also thank the partners of the SOFIA projet.

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Conflict of interests

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ESI GroupParc IcadeRungis CedexFrance
  2. 2.PIMM, ENSAM ParisTechESI GROUP Chair on Advanced Modeling and Simulation of Manufacturing ProcessesParisFrance

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