TC15 Structural Integrity of AdditiveLY Manufactured Components
Additive manufacturing (AM) techniques offer the potential to economically fabricate customized parts with complex geometries in a rapid design-to-manufacture cycle. Before benefits can be explored in critical load bearing applications, the basic understanding of the mechanical and functional behavior of these materials must be substantially improved at all scales. In particular, a better understanding of fracture and fatigue performance is key.
ESIS TC15 will shed light on the basic physical phenomena of fatigue and fracture of AM materials and develop effective criteria for the design of unprecedented high performing components for next generation automotive, aerospace and biomedical applications.
A series of events will be organized including a dedicate biannual conference (ESIAM) and special symposia in the main ESIS conferences.
Some joint events will be organized together with ASTM.