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T4S11: Materials Diagnostics and Structural Health Monitoring of Ceramic Components and Systems

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Ceramic technologies for sustainable development


Advanced ceramics, composite materials, and ceramic structures are utilized in critical components for modern systems, such as batteries, fuel cells, sensors, high temperature electronics, and membranes, as well as for traditional applications, such as seals, valves, implants, and high temperature components. Ceramic components, while being subjected to increasingly extreme conditions, are being pushed to their performance limits. Dependable performance of these ceramic components is often the crucial basis for the reliability of the entire system. With the development of new processing and fabrication techniques, unique properties, which cannot be achieved via conventional routes, can now be attained. These novel processes and materials require new methods for process control, materials diagnostics, and structural health monitoring in order to assure functional reliability. On the other hand, structural health monitoring is often based on sensors containing ceramic materials. Monitoring of components for energy and environmental applications is receiving increased interest, because of the long life requirements for systems, such as wind power engines, solar energy systems, and energy storage devices. In this way sustainable, integrated, energy efficient, or harvesting sensors are required. This symposium will discuss global advances in the research and development of sophisticated and novel characterization technologies for structural ceramics, particulate- and fiber-reinforced ceramics composites, and multifunctional materials, as well as their components and devices. Current advances and state-of-the-art in various material diagnostics techniques, such as optical, X-ray, ultrasound- and acoustic-based, nanoparticle-based, and ultrahigh resolution technologies will be covered. Future developments of structural health monitoring of components of systems for energy and environmental applications will also be covered. 


Proposed session topics:

  • Novel ceramic characterization technologies
  • Materials diagnostics for ceramics
  • Structural health monitoring
  • Fatigue evaluation
  • Emerging optical characterization technologies
  • Characterization by high resolution X-ray techniques
  • Ultrasound and acoustic characterization
  • Nanoparticle-based monitoring
  • Ultra-high resolution technologies
  • Nondestructive evaluation of ceramic components
  • Modeling and simulation 


  • Joerg Opitz, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Germany
  • Andrew L. Gyekenyesi, Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Qiwen Zhan, University of Dayton, USA
  • P. Terry Murray, University of Dayton, USA
  • Mathias Herrmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Germany
  • Klaus-Juergen Wolter, Electronics Packaging Lab (IAVT), TU Dresden, Germany
  • Bernd Koehler, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Germany
  • Peter Czurratis, PVA TePla Analytical Systems GmbH, Germany
  • Juergen Schreiber, Nuga Lab, Germany
  • Viktoryia Lapina, Academy of Science, Belarus
  • Cerasela Zoica Dinu, West Virginia University, USA
  • Ben Dutton, MTC Limited, UK 


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