The Laser Metal Deposition (LMD) process is an additive manufacturing process in which a laser and a powdered material source are used to build functional metal parts in a layer by layer fashion. While the process is usually modeled by purely temporal dynamic models, the process is more aptly described as a repetitive process with two sets of dynamic processes: one that evolves in position within the layer and one that evolves in part layer. Therefore, to properly control the LMD process, it is advantageous to use a model of the LMD process that captures the dominant two dimensional phenomena and to address the two-dimensionality in process control. Using an identified spatial-domain Hammerstein model of the LMD process, the open loop process stability is examined. Then, a stabilizing controller is designed using error feedback in the layer domain.
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Repetitive Process Control of Laser Metal Deposition
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Sammons, PM, Bristow, DA, & Landers, RG. "Repetitive Process Control of Laser Metal Deposition." Proceedings of the ASME 2014 Dynamic Systems and Control Conference. Volume 2: Dynamic Modeling and Diagnostics in Biomedical Systems; Dynamics and Control of Wind Energy Systems; Vehicle Energy Management Optimization; Energy Storage, Optimization; Transportation and Grid Applications; Estimation and Identification Methods, Tracking, Detection, Alternative Propulsion Systems; Ground and Space Vehicle Dynamics; Intelligent Transportation Systems and Control; Energy Harvesting; Modeling and Control for Thermo-Fluid Applications, IC Engines, Manufacturing. San Antonio, Texas, USA. October 22–24, 2014. V002T35A004. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/DSCC2014-6173
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