||Monolithic ceramics are brittle and show catastrophic failure. In contrast, ceramic composites are strong, tough and demonstrate graceful failure under loading and show promise for many advanced applications at elevated temperatures. This symposium would bring together scientists and engineers working on various aspects of the ceramic composites to discuss and exchange the latest developments. Proceedings of the symposium will be published by The American Ceramic Society in the Ceramic Transaction series.
The target audience for this symposium will be CMC manufacturers, scientists, engineers, graduate students and technologists from the industries, national and corporate research laboratories, universities, etc.
Composite interfaces and interface coatings
Oxide, non-oxide, carbon-carbon and glass-ceramic composites
In-situ and nanocomposites
Ultrahigh temperature ceramics and composites
Processing and fabrication methods
Mechanical properties at room and elevated temperatures
Test methods including NDE
Environmental effects: oxidation, moisture, ablation
Foreign object damage
Design and lifing (stress rupture, creep, fatigue, crack growth, etc.)
Micromechanical modeling and damage mechanics
Component design and fiber architecture