Critical Evaluation of Construction Industry-Related Additive Manufacturing Research: A Scientometric Analysis
Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Systems Engineering and Management
Alfred E. Thal, Jr., PhD
Review of construction-related AM literature is used to identify the advantages, challenges, and current trends of the research. Using a scientometric analysis of 522 bibliographic records, this research systematically analyzed construction related AM research to determine the key research areas and trends. Results showed that starting in 2015, the field has been growing at an exponential rate. Recent AM research focused on materials and reinforcement topics, which matched the most notable challenges of AM, which are material rheology, reinforcement, and lacking construction standards. This study provides an insight into AM research and identifies areas requiring more innovation before its commercial acceptance.
DTIC Accession Number
Brunjes, Tyler J., "Critical Evaluation of Construction Industry-Related Additive Manufacturing Research: A Scientometric Analysis" (2022). Theses and Dissertations. 5384.