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H10: Energy and aerospace applications: Challenges and opportunities



Superior high-temperature mechanical properties and excellent damage resistance have allowed ceramic matrix composites to be developed, designed, and realized for various hot section components of gas turbine engines. These materials allow turbine inlet temperatures to rise above the limit of superalloys and thus significantly improve thermal efficiency, exhaust emission reduction, and lifetime performance. In addition to high-temperature mechanical properties, certain ceramic matrix composites exhibit excellent resistance to neutron radiation. These composites have been developed for next-generation nuclear energy systems, with operation temperatures possibly extending above 1,000°C in harsh environments.


Although composite materials and their manufactured components have played a key role in gas turbines and the nuclear industry, the materials still face challenges to ensure long-term materials stability, lifetime performance, reliability, and safety. However, new application opportunities should be explored and expanded for compsite systems as well. This symposium provides a premium forum to address current state-of-the-art technologies and applications of ceramic matrix composites in energy and aerospace technologies and industrial sectors, and also challenges and opportunities to achieve sustainable, efficient, and clean energy resources. The symposium will bring together leading experts from universities, industries, research and development laboratories, and government agencies, providing a unique opportunity to facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration on innovative and sustainable solutions.


Proposed session topics:


• Ceramic matrix composites for land-based gas turbine engines

• Aerospace turbines and space transportation

• Lightweight and multifunctional space structures

• Hypersonic and reentry vehicles, including TPS, leading edges, and aerostructures

• Composites for fossil and renewable energy

• Ceramic matrix composites for next-generation nuclear energy—fission and fusion

• Accident-tolerant fuel technologies

• Issues for ceramic matrix composite materials and components




Hua-Tay Lin, Guangdong University of Technology, China

Yutaka Kagawa, University of Tokyo, Japan

Yutai Katoh, Oak Ridge National Lab, USA

– Laifei Cheng, Northwestern Polytechnic University, China

– Walter Krenkel, University of Bayreuth, Germany

– Ji-Jung Kai, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

– John Holowczak, United Technologies Research Center, USA

– Jay Lane, Rolls-Royce Corp., USA

– Shaoming Dong, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

– David Marshall, Teledyne Scientific Company, USA

– Jacques Lamon, National Centre for Scientific Research, France


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