ME Graduate Seminar Series: “Knowledge Management and Predictive Metamodeling in Additive Manufacturing”

Wednesday, November 07, 2018
10:00 am to 10:50 am
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WPI ME Graduate Seminar Series 2018-2019

Knowledge Management and Predictive Metamodeling in Additive Manufacturing

Sundar Krishnamurty

Department Head, Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering
Site-Director, Center for e-Design
Co-Director, Center for Personalized Health monitoring
University of Massachusetts-Amherst

10:00-10:50 am, Wednesday, November 7th
Higgins Labs 218

My presentation will highlight the ongoing research projects at the Center for e-Design at UMass Amherst, detailing our work on knowledge management and predictive metamodeling in additive manufacturing (AM). I will introduce an ontology-based knowledge management system to support engineering design of additively manufactured systems in the context of medical devices. Here, I will focus on a suite of synergistic ontologies to model design context, human factors, standards and regulations, and manufacturability and how they can support design ideation, information and knowledge capture, and design validation. I will follow that up with a metamodeling-based mathematical framework to represent constituent system behavior in AM that offers a reusable and composable paradigm to study, analyze, diagnose, forecast, and design manufactured systems. My presentation will highlight several essential, interrelated topics such as optimal sampling, model selection, learning-based updating, verification and validation, and composable model integration. I will summarize with an overarching theme of how knowledge management and predictive analytics can come together to best address digital design and smart manufacturing.

About the Speaker

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Dr. Sundar Krishnamurty is a Professor and Department Head in the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is a Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Site-Director for the NSF-I/UCRC Center for e-Design, and co-Director of the Center for Personalized Health Monitoring (CPHM) with the UMass Institute for Applied Life Sciences. His research interests include design innovation, design innovation, design optimization, design for additive manufacturing, and engineering knowledge management. In his role as Site Director for e-Design, he collaborates with the Center’s member companies and federal agencies (Raytheon, PTC, NIST, FTL Labs, Army Research Lab) and associated university researchers at Penn State, University at Buffalo, Iowa State, BYU, Oregon State, and Wayne State. As co-Director of CPHM, he works with the campus researchers on digital design and advanced manufacturing, with a particular focus on personalized healthcare, biometric monitoring, and medical devices.