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Development of multiscale multiphysics-based modelling and simulations with the application to precision machining of aerofoil structures

Yizhi Shao (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Brunel University, London, UK)
Oluwamayokun Bamidele Adetoro (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Brunel University, London, UK)
Kai Cheng (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Brunel University, London, UK)

Engineering Computations

ISSN: 0264-4401

Article publication date: 7 October 2020

Issue publication date: 15 June 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to optimize the manufacturing process to improve the manufacturing quality, costs and delivering time with the help of multiscale multiphysics modelling and simulation. Multiscale multiphysics-based modelling and simulations are receiving more and more interest by research community and the industry particularly in the context of increasing demands for manufacturing high precision complex products and understanding the intrinsic complexity in associated manufacturing processes.

Design/methodology/approach

In this paper, some modelling and analysis techniques using multiscale multiphysics modelling are presented and discussed.

Findings

Furthermore, the possibility of adopting the multiscale multiphysics modelling and simulation to develop the virtual machining system is evaluated, and further supported with an industrial case study on abrasive flow machining (AFM) of integrally bladed rotors using the techniques and system developed.

Originality/value

With the development of multiscale multiphysics-based modelling and simulation, it will enable effective and efficient optimisation of manufacturing processes and further improvement of manufacturing quality, costs, delivery time and the overall competitiveness.

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Acknowledgements

The authors thanks for the industrial support from the industrial partners and the finance support of the NATEP Programme.

Citation

Shao, Y., Adetoro, O.B. and Cheng, K. (2021), "Development of multiscale multiphysics-based modelling and simulations with the application to precision machining of aerofoil structures", Engineering Computations, Vol. 38 No. 3, pp. 1330-1349. https://doi.org/10.1108/EC-10-2019-0473

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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