Advanced ceramic coatings extend lifetime or even enable operation of engineering materials in harsh environments. Consequently, the continuous research and development of new, high-performance protective coating systems minimizing degradation of materials and components is highly relevant. Advanced gas turbine engine components made of ceramic matrix composites, intermetallics, or superalloys promise higher efficiency due to increasing operation temperatures. However, the synergistic attack of heat, combustion atmosphere, and inorganic, CMAS-type aerosols is strongly affecting lifetime. Oxidation protection is a key issue for ultra-high temperature ceramics and composites used in reusable spacecraft or hypersonic vehicles. Furthermore, protection of metals against oxidation, corrosion, erosion, and wear by innovative ceramic coatings is also a key technology for many industrial fields such as mining or waste treatment. Functional ceramic thin films are used in electronics and solar power generation.

The symposium addresses processing, microstructure, performance, and durability of advanced ceramic coating systems. Advanced and new coating compositions, innovative processing technologies, advanced characterization methods and thermodynamic modeling are particularly emphasized.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Thermal and environmental barrier coatings for CMC, intermetallics, and alloys
  • CMAS-type degradation of T/EBC: Fundamentals, modeling, and mitigation strategies
  • Oxide and nonoxide coatings against oxidation, corrosion, erosion, and wear
  • Multifunctional and smart coating systems
  • Processing (thermal spraying, PVD, CVD, aerosol deposition, sintering)
  • Microstructure — properties relationships
  • Advanced destructive and nondestructive characterization methods
  • Modeling and simulation
Symposium Organizers
  • Peter Mechnich, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany
  • Douglas E. Wolfe, The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Eugene Medvedovski, Endurance Technologies Inc., Canada
  • Elizabeth Opila, University of Virginia, USA
  • Eric H. Jordan, The University of Connecticut, USA
  • Bryan Harder, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Robert Vaßen, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
  • Kang N. Lee, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Byung-Koog Jang, Kyushu University, Japan
  • David Poerschke, University of California Santa Barbara, USA
  • Ping Xiao, University of Manchester, UK
  • Marie-Hélène Vidal-Sétif, ONERA, France
  • Yutaka Kagawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Soumendra N. Basu, Boston University, USA
  • Rodney W. Trice, Purdue University, USA
  • Federico Cernuschi, Ricerca sul Sistema Energetico, Italy
  • Uwe Schulz, German Aerospace Center, Germany
  • Yiguang Wang, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
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