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 manufacturing and characterization. This symposium solicits abstracts related to the diverse aspects of mechanical behavior of ceramics and composites and their correlations with processing and component performance and reliability.

Proposed Session Topics
  • Fibers, matrices, coatings, and interfaces
  • Processing – microstructure – mechanical properties correlation
  • Manufacturing of composite structures for gas turbine applications
  • Fracture mechanics of ceramics and composites
  • Failure analysis
  • In situ characterization using x-rays and neutrons
  • Small-scale testing and applications
  • Mechanics, characterization techniques, and equipment
  • Testing of joined and integrated components and structures
  • Tribological performance of ceramics and composites
  • Ceramics for energy generation and environmental applications
  • Functionally graded materials and multilayer systems with multi-functional properties
  • Environmental effects and thermo-mechanical performance
  • Design, reliability, and life prediction modeling of devices and components

Symposium Organizers
  • Jonathan Salem, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Dileep Singh, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Dietmar Koch, German Aerospace Center, Germany
  • Raul Bermejo, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria
  • Emmanuel Maillet, General Electric Company, USA
  • Shaoming Dong, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
  • Ishikawa, Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Japan
  • Monica Ferraris, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Walter Krenkel, University of Bayreuth, Germany
  • Rajesh Kumar, United Technologies Research Center, USA
  • Andrew Wereszcak, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA
  • Amjad Almansour, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Emmanuel Boakye, Airforce Research Laboratory, USA
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