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Investigating 3-D Printed Polymer Heat Exchanger

Abstract Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-dimensional (3-d) printing, is now a rapidly growing manufacturing technique. Innovative and complex designs in various aspects of engineering have called for more efficient manufacturing techniques and 3-d printing has been a perfect choice in that direction. This research investigates the use of additive manufacturing in fabricating polymer heat exchangers and estimate their effectiveness as a heat transfer device. Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM), Selective Laser Sintering (SLS) and Stereolithography (SLA) are the three 3-d printing techniques that are explored for their feasibility in manufacturing heat exchangers. The research also explores a triply periodic minimal structure–the gyroid, as a heat... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Danayat, Swapneel Shailesh (Author) / Phelan, Patrick (Advisor) / Kwon, Beomjin (Committee member) / Azeredo, Bruno (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Mechanical engineering / Additive manufacturing / Gyroid / heat exchangers / heat transfer / polymers / Triply periodic minimal surfaces
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 45 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis Mechanical Engineering 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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