This presentation will introduce simulation technologies being developed for new additive manufacturing processes such as 3D printing — technology still in its infancy, yet potentially crucial to the goals of several industrialized countries. Within the last decade, the economic importance of advanced manufacturing has come to the forefront, with the objective of developing superior products — such as surface structures and coatings — that can be made at lower overall cost. This session will demonstrate the advanced modeling and computation required to make such futuristic manufacturing a reality.
Tarek I. Zohdi received his Ph.D. in 1997 in computational and applied mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and his habilitation in general mechanics from the Gottfried Leibniz University of Hannover in 2002. His main research interests are in computational approaches for advanced manufacturing and material design. He has published over 140 archival refereed journal papers and five books. He has been the recipient of many awards, including the Zienkiewicz Prize and Medal in 2000, awarded once every two years to one post-graduate researcher under the age of 35 for research which contributes most to the field of numerical methods in engineering; and the 2003 Junior Achievement Award of the American Academy of Mechanics. He was elected president of the of the United Stated Association for Computational Mechanics in 2012, and served from 2012 to 2014.