Additive manufactured metallic smart structures to monitor the mechanical behavior in situ.

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Additive manufacturing (AM) has proven in a number of demonstrators its tremendous potential for structural components. AM has gone beyond being a prototyping process and is now firmly being explored as production process in numerous domains. The objective of the paper is to provide an overview of remaining challenges in the field of AM and structural health monitoring. A symbiotic solution, a smart structure, for some of the challenges in both fields will be presented. The development progress made in these domains by the Acoustics and Vibration Research Group (AVRG) of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel will be discussed and the future outlook.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings, 2018, ICEM 2018
Subtitle of host publicationThe 18th International Conference on Experimental Mechanics (ICEM 2018)
PublisherMDPI AG
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2018
EventInternational Conference on Experimental Mechanics 18 - Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 1 Jul 20185 Jul 2018


ConferenceInternational Conference on Experimental Mechanics 18
Abbreviated titleICEM18
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  • Metal additive manufacturing
  • Structural Health Monitoring
  • smart structures
  • sensor integration


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