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613-Additive manufactured metallic smart structures to monitor the mechanical behavior in situ
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1  Department of Mechanical Engineering, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, Brussels 1050, Belgium
2  Los Alamos Neutron Science center, Los Alamos National Laboratory, P.O. Box 1663,Los Alamos, NM 87545, US


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.

Keywords: metal additive manufacturing; structural health monitoring; smart structures; sensor integration