Volume 12, 11 (In Progress), November 2021

Design and Mathematical Modeling of Polymers Phases to Obtained Controlled Microporosity Materials by 3D Printing

Marco A. Morales; Sinuhé Ruiz-Salgado; Ricardo Agustín Serrano; Benito Zenteno-Mateo; José Isrrael Rodríguez-Mora

Advanced Materials Letters, 2021, Volume 12, Issue 11 (In Progress), Pages 1-8

A new method named implicit pseudo-spectral arrays (IPSA) was developed to obtain the numerical solution and plotted it as a three-dimensional (3D) pattern. These results were used to elaborate the computational simulation of the spatiotemporal dynamics of the Swift-Hohenberg equation (SHE) of quintic order. Numerical solutions are employed as complex 3D computational models (computer-aided design file), which were studied and analysed to generate a new method named “mathematical design process and 3D printing assisted manufacturing (MDP-3DPAM)”. This new technique is a new way to create porous polymeric materials through a mathematical controlled shape with pore size distribution and microstructure modulated by software parameters. Another advantage of this design process is its efficient computational computation time, and the various 3D printing methods available such as fused deposition modelling and UV laser-assisted stereolithography. In this work, both techniques were used in the printing of porous materials. This work establishes a method for controlling pore size distribution through mathematical modelling and subsequent printing.