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FS3-Materials Diagnostics and Structural Health Monitoring of Ceramic Components and Systems

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Advanced ceramics, composite materials and ceramic structures are utilized in critical components for many modern systems, such as batteries, fuel cells, sensors, high temperature electronics, membranes, as well as for traditional applications, like seals, valves, implants, high temperature components and others. Furthermore, ceramic components while being subjected to increasingly extreme conditions are being pushed to their performance limits. The dependable performance of these ceramic components is often the crucial basis for the reliability of the entire system. The properties and performance of structural and multifunctional materials largely depend on the processing and manufacturing procedure. Through careful design and fabrication experience, a general reliability has been achieved for ceramic components of various sizes and complexities. On the other hand, with the development of new processing and fabrication techniques, unique properties, which cannot be achieved via the 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. The aim of this international symposium is to 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 optical, X-ray, ultrasound-and acoustic-based, nanoparticle-based, and ultra-high resolution technologies will 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 technique
  • Ultrasound and acoustic characterization
  • Nanoparticle-based monitoring
  • Ultra-high resolution technologies
  • Nondestructive evaluation of ceramic components
  • Modeling and simulation

Symposium Organizers

  • Joerg Opitz, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Germany
  • Andrew L. Gyeknyesi, Ohio Aerospace Institute, USA
  • Qiwen Zhan, Univ. of Dayton, USA
  • Mathias Herrmann, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Germany
  • Klaus-Juergen Wolter, Electronics Packaging Lab (IAVT), Germany
  • Bernd Koehler, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Germany
  • Peter Czurratis, PVA TePla Analytical Systems GmbH, Germany
  • Michael Maisl, Fraunhofer Institute for Nondestructive Testing, Germany
  • Juergen Schreiber, Nuga Lab, Germany
  • Viktoriya Lapina, Academy of Science, Belarus


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