Special Issue "Damage Detection and Characterization of High Performance Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: materials development; degradation; EBC; CMC; characterization; life model validation; high temperature; performance, NDE, Testing
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This Special Issue, “Damage Detection and Characterization of High Performance Composites”, will address advances in materials science, processing, material modelling and characterization, performance, and testing of composites for high-temperature applications in the range of or >2700 °F. The aim is to address recent and up-to-date developmental activities concerning the application and the use of this material in aerospace and in gas turbine engine components. Composites, especially silicon carbide (SiC-SiC) ceramics, matrix-based composites, SiC-SiC CMC, are considered by engine and aircraft manufacturers for use in hot section components of gas turbine engines and they provide such industry with lighter weight and higher temperature structural capability as compared to components made from conventional metals. Operational issues that impact the performance, durability, and service life of the CMC, such as environmental effects, creep, cracking and other challenges, are welcomed for submission. Coating applications, such as environmental and thermal barrier coatings (EBC and TBC, respectively), are equally invited, along with validation models assessing the durability and degradation mechanisms of these protective barriers. Material modeling and simulation capabilities that capture all stages of damage and fracture evolution from initiation to progression to final failure are also welcomed. These tools are instrumental in reducing development and qualification costs of advanced materials, especially under impact and fatigue loading. Also, NDE tools capable of detecting defects in CMC components and integrate these defects into the structural models to determine the effects of these defects on strength and life are also highly desirable.
Articles and reviews dealing with CMCs for different market applications, including downstream sponsors, such as manufacturers, vendors, and end users, are sought. This Special Issue also welcomes studies on various types of ceramic matrix composites that are used by end users, such as in aerospace and defense, automotive, energy and power, and electrical and electronics.
Prof. Ali Abdul-Aziz
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- Turbine Engine
- Material defects
- Damage and fracture initiation
- Material modeling