M. Penasa, L. Argani, D. Misseroni
Jan 11, 2016
arXiv: Materials Science
A novel approach to the modelling and simulation of the industrial compaction process of ceramic powders is proposed, based on a combination of: (i) continuum mechanics modelling of the constitutive response of the material; (ii) finite element discretization and computer implementation of the mechanical model; (iii) parametric identification by a multi-objective optimization of simulated experimental tests. The capabilities of the proposed approach are highlighted through computer simulations of realistic industrial compaction processes, namely, the forming of an axisymmetric tablet and of a three-dimensional ceramic tile. The presented methods and the pointed out results pave the way for the introduction of so-called virtual prototyping into the industrial practice of ceramic forming processes.