Effective Structural Health Monitoring with Additive Manufacturing

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In this paper, a new structural health monitoring methodology will be presented for components that can be processed by additive manufacturing or 3D printing. The current remaining challenges for structural health monitoring (SHM) systems will be highlighted. The origin of the source concept will be explained together with the intrinsic strengths of the system. In addition, some additive manufacturing (AM) methods for the production of metallic components will be discussed and their potential to create fully optimized,customized products with integrated functions such as a structural health monitoring system. These new AM production techniques and new SHM technique should allow us to develop "intelligent" metal structures in the future. The importance of the SHM system for the breakthrough of the AM techniques will be discussed for critical components such as primary aeronautical structures.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEWSHM-7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, 2014
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 8 Jul 2014
Event7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring - Nantes, France
Duration: 8 Jul 201411 Jul 2014


Workshop7th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring


  • 3D printing
  • additive manufacturing
  • fatigue
  • intelligent structure
  • structural health monitoring methodology


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