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S1: Mechanical Behavior and Performance of Ceramics & Composites


Preliminary Program – Symposium 1


Structural ceramics and composites have applications in areas including energy
generation, environment, space, transportation and microelectronics. Longterm
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 & composites for energy generation and environment
  • Functionally graded materials and systems with multi-functional properties
  • Mechanics, characterization techniques, & equipment
  • Design, reliability, and life prediction modeling of devices and components
  • Micro-scale testing and applications
  • Fiber, matrices, and interfaces
  • Environmental effects on mechanical properties
  • In situ characterization using x-rays and neutrons
  • Testing of joined and integrated components and structures
  • NDE of ceramic components
  • Tribological performance of ceramics and composites


Symposium Organizers

  • Dileep Singh, Argonne National Lab, USA
  • Jonathan A. Salem, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Jon Almer, Argonne National Lab, USA
  • Shaoming Dong, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, China
  • Monica Ferraris, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
  • Y. Zhou, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
  • Michael Halbig, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
  • Greg Hilmas, Missouri Science & Technology Institute, USA
  • Juergen Heinrich, TU Clausthal, Clausthal University of Technology, Germany
  • Andrew Wereszczak, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA
  • J. G. Sun, Argonne National Lab, USA


Points of Contact
Dileep Singh, Phone: +1 (630) 252-5009
Jonathan Salem, Phone: +1 (216) 433-3313

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