Dr Adrian Boccardo obtained a BSc in Mechanical Engineering at Universidad Tecnológica Nacional, Argentina (2011) and a PhD in Engineering Science at Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina (2017). Dr Boccardo subsequently worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher and Assistant Researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Argentina (2017-2021) in the area of computational modelling and simulation of manufacturing processes. Visit Adrian’s profile page on Researchgate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Adrian-Boccardo
Research Interests (Lay Summary)
Dr Adrian Boccardo is working on computational modelling of additive manufacturing process/3D printing technology applied to metallic parts, such as Titanium-based alloys. He is particularly interested in the relationship between the manufacturing process and the properties of the produced part, which is a key factor for the efficient design of both the manufacturing process and product. Dr Boccardo’s research in I-Form will contribute to the development of computational tools that will facilitate the design and production of high-quality parts.
Developing fast and accurate modelling tools is a critical element of the adoption of metal additive manufacturing more broadly in industry, as it supports rapid and cost-effective product and process development. In Dr Boccardo’s research project, multi-physics and multi-scale models will be developed to simulate metal laser-based powder bed fusion processing and post-process heat treatments. Phase-field and crystal plasticity coupled modelling will be used to determine the process-material-property realtionships at different stages of the manufacturing process.