UROP Project

Development of an interface between conventional CAD-Software and an inhouse analysation tool for injection moulds

Contact

Name

Daniel Holder

Program Director UROP

Telephone

workPhone
+49 241 80-90695

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Key Info

Basic Information

Project Offer-Number:
699
Category:
UROP Network
Field:
Computational Engineering Science
Faculty:
4
Organisation unit:
Institut für Kunststoffverarbeitung (IKV) in Industrie und Handwerk an der RWTH Aachen
Language Skills:
English or German
Computer Skills:
Programming in C++, Matlab

MoveOn

The quality of parts produced via injection moulding depends highly on the tempering layout of the mould. Therefore a computational approach to the mould design can lead to good part quality. An interesting idea is the use of evolutionary algorithms to find a proper tempering layout. To test and analyse different kind of mould geometries an import/export function has to be included to the existing analysation environment. In this project we are working with C++, Matlab and the injection moulding software Sigmasoft. The import/export interface should be able to handle common CAD files like .stl, .step or .iges. An editing of the geometrie should also be included to display certain areas of the mould.

Task

Depending on the students background and interests, the project can focus on: (1) developing an interface between a simulation environment and a CAD Software. (2) increasing computational efficiency of the analyser (simplifying code, parallelizing...).

Requirements

The candidate should have a background in computer aided engineering and programming or a related area. The applicant should show an interest in simulation and plastic processing, especially injection moulding.