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SYMPOSIUM 1: Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Ceramics & Composites



Structural ceramics and composites have applications in areas including energy generation, environment, space, transportation, and microelectronics.  Long-term mechanical reliability is a key issue in their ultimate use for a specific application. Correlations between processing and service conditions/environment to failure of ceramics by fracture, fatigue, or deformation are key aspects. 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 environment
  • Functionally graded materials and multilayer systems with multifunctional properties
  • Mechanics, characterization techniques, and equipment
  • Design, reliability, and life prediction modeling of devices and components
  • Small-scale testing and applications
  • Fiber, matrices, coatings, and interfaces
  • Environmental effects and thermomechanical 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

  • Dileep Singh, Argonne National Laboratory
  • Jonathan A. Salem, NASA Glenn Research Center
  • Dietmar Koch, German Aerospace Center, Germany
  • Emmanuel Maillet, General Electric Company
  • Shaoming Dong, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
  • Warren Oden, Hysitron, Inc.
  • 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
  • Andrew Wereszcak, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Raul Bermejo, Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria

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