SYMPOSIUM 1: Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Ceramics and Composites | The American Ceramic Society

SYMPOSIUM 1: Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Ceramics and Composites


Structural ceramics and composites have applications in areas including energy generation, the environment, space, transportation, medicine, optical systems and microelectronics.  Long-term mechanical reliability is a key issue for their ultimate use in specific applications. Correlations between processing and service conditions/environment that lead to failure of ceramics by fracture, fatigue, or deformation are essential. 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.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Processing – microstructure – mechanical properties correlation
  • Ceramics and composites for energy generation and environmental applications
  • Functionally graded materials and multilayer systems with multi-functional properties
  • Mechanics, characterization techniques, and equipment
  • Design, reliability, and life prediction modeling of devices and components
  • Small-scale testing and applications
  • Fibers, matrices, coatings, and interfaces
  • Environmental effects and thermo-mechanical performance
  • In-situ characterization using x-rays and neutrons
  • Testing of joined and integrated components and structures
  • Failure analysis
  • Mechanical applications of transparent ceramics
  • Manufacturing of composite structures for gas turbine applications
  • Tribological performance of ceramics and composites
Symposium Organizers
  • Jonathan A. Salem, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Dileep Singh, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Dietmar Koch, German Aerospace Center, Germany
  • Emmanuel Maillet, General Electric Company, USA
  • Shaoming Dong, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
  • Warren Oden, Hysitron, Inc., USA
  • T. Ishikawa, Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Monica Ferraris, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Walter Krenkel, Unversity of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Rajesh Kumar, United Technologies Research Center, USA
  • Andrew Wereszcak, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Raul Bermejo, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
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