ESIAM21- The second European Conference on the Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials
Thank you to all your contributions to ESIAM21. We received over 120 excellent contributions by our deadline March 15th 2021. The quality of the submissions, the innovative research topics, the breath and the depth is impressive, which will make ESIAM21 a great and memorable experience.
The pandemic makes it uncertain whether we can meet in person and we understand that planning for you as potential participant is impossible. As organizing committee, we want to do everything we can to let ESIAM21 be a physical event at TU Wien, Vienna, Austria. We therefore take the organizational burden and risk on us and postpone our decision for making ESIAM21 an online or in presence event to May 31st 2021.
Structural integrity, i.e. the fracture and fatigue strength of additively manufactured materials and components is becoming increasingly important with the technology’s transition towards major industrial utilization. The conference will provide an overview over current scientific knowledge and stimulate ideas for future research directions in this emerging field. Peer-reviewed contributions will be in the form of a 15-minute presentation or a poster. The agenda will allow for extended discussions and for exploring Vienna at the end of the tourist season in one of the most pleasant times of the year. ESIAM21 will be the second event of the biannual international conference series held in Europe and worldwide.
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. The conference 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.
All contributions will undergo peer-review and will be considered for a special issue of Procedia Structural Integrity. The special issue will be published within the year 2021.