CO - 8th International Conference
Advanced Inorganic Fibre Composites for Structural and Thermal Management Applications

Mrityunjay SINGH, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA (Programme Chair)
Monica  FERRARIS, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
Zhengyi FU, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Tatsuki OHJI, AIST, Japan
Rajiv ASTHANA, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA
Laifei CHENG, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Bernd CLAUSS, Institute of Textile Chemistry and Chemical Fibers, Germany
Shaoming DONG, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, China
Michael C. HALBIG, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
Bernhard HEIDENREICH, German Aerospace Center, Germany
Toshihiro ISHIKAWA, Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Japan
Hai-Doo KIM, Korea Institute of Materials Science, Korea
Walter KRENKEL, Universität Bayreuth, Germany
Jacques LAMON, LMT ENS Cachan, France
Sergei T. MILEIKO, Solid State Physics Institute, RAS, Russia
Dileep SINGH, Argonne National Laboratory, USA
Vijay K. SRIVASTAVA, Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi, India
Gerard L. VIGNOLES, University of Bordeaux, France
Guo-Jun ZHANG, Donghua University, China
Yu ZHOU, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Rajiv ASTHANA, University of Wisconsin-Stout, USA
Emmanuel BARANGER, ENS Paris-Saclay, CNRS, France
Evgeny A. BOGACHEV, JSC "Kompozit", Russia
James BRAUN, CEA Saclay, France
Laifei CHENG, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
Bernd CLAUSS, German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research, Germany
Monica FERRARIS, Politecnico di Torino, DISAT, Italy
Zhengyi FU, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Michael C. HALBIG, NASA Glenn Research Center, USA
Toshihiro ISHIKAWA, Tokyo University of Science, Yamaguchi, Japan
Walter KRENKEL, University of Bayreuth, Germany
Matthias KROEDEL, ECM Engineered Ceramic Materials GmbH, Germany
Alexey KULIK, STR Group Inc. - Soft-Impact Ltd., Russia
Jacques LAMON, CNRS Ecole Normale Superieure, France
Yann LE PETITCORPS, University of Bordeaux, France
Sergei T. MILEIKO, Solid State Physics Institute, RAS, Russia
Guenter MOTZ, University of Bayreuth, Germany
De-Wei NI, Shanghai Institute of Ceramics, CAS, China
Andreas NOETH, Fraunhofer HTL, Germany
Tatsuki OHJI, AIST, Japan
Herwig PETERLIK, University of Vienna, Austria
Cedric SAUDER, CEA Saclay, France
Gerard L. VIGNOLES, University of Bordeaux, France
Roland WEISS, Schunk Kohlenstofftechnik GmbH, Germany
Luca ZOLI, ISTEC-CNR Faenza, Italy
Advanced inorganic fibre composites are enabling materials for a number of energy efficient and eco-friendly applications in aerospace, power generation, ground transportation, chemical, and nuclear energy applications. However, despite the considerable progress made in recent years in the fundamental understanding of inorganic fibre composites, a lot still remain to be done to fully utilize the excellent capabilities of these materials. A deeper insight of the mechanisms governing fibre composites behaviour in demanding situations, the development of reliable life prediction methodologies, design tools, and improved or innovative approaches to low cost manufacturing are among the many priorities for research and industry.
This symposium (which follows the several ones on a similar subject held at previous CIMTEC Conferences) will feature latest achievements in the basic physico-chemical principles of inorganic fibrous composite technology and processing science, bulk and interface characterization, property assessment, and fiber composite design and production. Modelling of properties and behaviour, and application engineering studies in severe thermomechanical and aggressive environments are among its scope, as well as exploiting factors affecting reliability and low cost processing.
Ceramic (Refractory, Glass, Glass-Ceramic) Matrix Composites (CMCs), Ultra High Temperature Ceramic Composites (UHTCCs), Carbon-Carbon (C/C) composites, and Metal Matrix Composites (MMCs) are of great interest. In addition, new developments in the processing and manufacturing as well as characterization of reinforcements such as long and short fibres, filaments, nanofibers, nanotubes, and in-situ composites will also be covered.
Session Topics

CO-1 Production and properties of reinforcements, preforms, and matrix materials

  • Manufacturing, processing, properties.
  • Fiber architecture: laminates, weaves, braids.
  • Preforming methods and technologies.
  • Nanoreinforcements (nanofibers, nanotubes, nanorods, nanowires, etc.)
  • Development and testing of new inorganic fibers

CO-2 Interfaces / Interphases

  • Fiber coating, interfacial bond control
  • Structure and microstructure of interfaces
  • Computational modeling of interfaces/interphases

CO-3 Processing and fabrication of MMCS, CMCS, and C/C composites

  • Solidification processing, extrusion, rolling, electrodeposition, etc.
  • Reaction bonding, diffusion bonding, chemical vapour infiltration, melt infiltration, sintering, hot pressing, HIPing, spark plasma sintering, colloidal processing, etc.
  • Net shape processes, computer-aided component design and fabrication, rapid prototyping, process modelling.
  • Additive manufacturing technologies
  • Green and eco-friendly processing and manufacturing technologies
  • Joining, attachment, machining, and repair technologies

CO-4 Ultrahigh Temperature Ceramic Composites (UHTCCs) and Laminated Composite Structures

  • Processing and fabrication of UHTC composites with refractory boride, carbide, nitride matrices
  • Interfacial and thermomechanical characterization
  • Testing and integration technologies for UHTCCs
  • Design criteria for laminated composites
  • Structural analysis. Mechanisms of delamination

CO-5 Property, modeling and characterization

  • Microstructural characterization, influence of processing on the microstructure
  • Thermomechanical properties, static and dynamic characterization
  • Micromechanics and interfaces
  • Fracture, fatigue and creep mechanisms, plastic and superplastic behaviour.
  • Wear and friction behavior
  • Effect of strain, temperature and environment on microstructure and properties,
  • Modelling at micro-, meso- and macroscopic level including environmentally induced damage, mechanical damage, toughness
  • Environmental durability and life prediction

CO-6 Composites for thermal management

  • Design, development, and testing of thermal protection systems (TPS)
  • Light weight, high conductivity materials for thermal management (C/C and CNT composites, Al/SiC, Cu-based systems, Si3N4 in-situ composites, etc.)
  • Bonding and integration technologies, thermal contact materials
  • Nondestructive evaluation, quality assessment, health monitoring, etc.

CO-7 Applications

  • Aeronautics, space transportation systems, and space structures
  • Aircraft and automobile brakes, friction components
  • Power generation, fuel cells, microturbines
  • Automotive and ground transportation, armors and shields
  • Environmental and waste remediation, nuclear industries
  • Chemical and process industries


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