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FS3: Materials Diagnostics, Nondestructive Evaluation, 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, and high-end medical devices 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 depends 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, inspection and structural health monitoring in order to assure functional reliability.


The aim of this international symposium is to discuss global advances in 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. 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 and composites


• Structural health monitoring including diagnostic/prognostic schemes


• Fatigue and creep damage evaluation


• Emerging optical characterization technologies


• Characterization by high resolution X-ray technique


• Ultrasound and acoustic characterization


• Electrical resistivity for damage state assessment


• Thermographic techniques


• Nanoparticle-based monitoring


• Ultra-high resolution technologies


• Modeling and simulation



Symposium Organizers


• Joerg Opitz, Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems, Germany; joerg.opitz@ikts-md.fraunhofer.de


• Andrew L. Gyekenyesi, Ohio Aerospace Institute, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA; Andrew.L.Gyekenyesi@nasa.gov


• Klaus-Juergen Wolter, Georgia Institute of Technology PRC; USA


• Peter Czurratis, PVA TePla Analytical Systems GmbH, Germany


• Gregory Morscher, University of Akron, USA


• Ben Dutton, MTC Limited, UK


• Steven M. Shepard, Thermal Wave Imaging, Inc.; USA


• Cerasela Dinu, West Virginia University, USA


• Andreas Buchsbaum, RECENDT, Austria


• Igor Meglinski, University of Otago, New Zealand


• Viktoriya Lapina, Academy of Science, Belarus


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