||This symposium will serve as a forum for discussion of:
(i) Corrosion and wear performance of coatings and surface treatment produced by processes, including but not limit to thermal spray, weld-overlay, laser and plasma processing, CVD, PVD, nitriding, carburization, and plating. The coatings can be made from metallic, polymer, nitrides, carbides, cermets, or composite materials.
(ii) Understanding degradation mechanisms of coatings through friction, wear and corrosion, and the interrelationship between composition, processing/technique, microstructural and nanostructural features, and the test environment to performance and life.
(iii) Approaches to design of improved coatings and surface treatment materials and processes based on scientific and experimental data.
(iv) Latest development of test methods considering the interplay between mechanical, chemical, and electrochemical interactions and the ability to predict performance. Emphasis on valid, accelerated performance tests and relation between test technique and field performance data is specifically appreciated.
(v) High performance coatings characterization in oxidizing and corrosive environments while exposed in high temperature, high stress and other extreme environment applications.
(vi) Current modeling aspects to predict properties, performance, durability and reliability of coatings in aggressive environments.