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S1: Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Ceramics & Composites



Structural ceramics and composites have applications in areas including energy generation, environment, space, transportation, and microelectronics. Long-term mechanical reliability is a key issue in their ultimate use for a specific application. Correlations between processing and service conditions/environment to failure of ceramics by fracture, fatigue, or deformation are key aspects. Extreme environments and challenging applications of ceramic materials have necessitated new approaches for characterization. This symposium solicits abstracts related to the diverse aspects of mechanical behavior of ceramics and composites and their correlations to processing and component performance and reliability.

Preliminary Speaker Session


Proposed Symposium Topics

  • Processing – microstructure – mechanical properties correlation
  • Ceramics & composites for energy generation and environment
  • Functionally graded materials and systems with multi-functional properties
  • Mechanics, characterization techniques, & equipment
  • Design, reliability, and life prediction modeling of devices and components
  • Small-scale testing and applications
  • Fiber, matrices, coatings, and interfaces
  • Environmental effects and thermo-mechanical performance
  • In situ characterization using x-rays & neutrons
  • Testing of joined and integrated components and structures
  • NDE of ceramic components & failure analysis
  • Mechanical applications of transparent ceramics
  • Manufacturing of composite structures for gas turbine applications
  • Tribological performance of ceramics and composites


Symposium Organizers

  • Dileep Singh, Argonne National Laboratory, USA; +1 (630) 252-5009;
  • Jonathan A. Salem, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; +1 (216) 433-3313
  • Dietmar Koch, German Aerospace Center, Germany; +49 711 6862-470
  • Laifei Cheng, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Shaoming Dong, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
  • Monica Ferraris, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Michael Halbig, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Juergen Heinrich, TU Clausthal, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
  • Yutaka Kagawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Walter Krenkel, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • J. G. Sun, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Andrew Wereszczak, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Y. Zhou, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China


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