Special Issue "Mechanical Properties and Applications of Advanced Ceramics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: advanced ceramics; nanomaterials; corrosion mechanisms; wear mechanisms; mechanical characterization; sintering; microstructural characterization of ceramics; manufacturing; forming of ceramics
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Interests: advanced ceramics; nanomaterials; composites; modelling; neural networks; corrosion mechanisms; wear mechanisms; mechanical characterization; sintering; microstructural characterization of ceramics; manufacturing; forming of ceramics
Various industrial processes require the application of advanced materials that are resistant to corrosion and wear, in order to prevent or decrease losses due to wear, reduce the downtime of the equipment that is in contact with an aggressive environment, as well as to increase efficiency and process quality. Therefore, the production of inorganic non-metallic materials, such as advanced ceramics, is economically very important, and it is one of the most attractive economical branches in developed countries. Numerous possibilities for the application of ceramic products are based on the specific properties of ceramic materials. Chemical, mechanical, and tribological properties of advanced ceramics depend on several parameters, such as chemical composition, microstructure, and surface condition, which are the most influential parameters. The chemical composition of ceramic materials varies significantly from simple compounds to mixtures of many complex phases. The proper selection of raw materials and the optimization of the sintering process are also very important steps.
Advanced ceramics, as a new class of ceramic materials with a unique combination of corrosion and wear resistance and high-temperature stability, have a growing application potential for the wear and corrosion protection of different working parts in mining and mineral industries. These working parts have to withstand a continuous flow of hard abrasive particles, often in highly corrosive environments, flowing at high velocities and pressures.
This Special Issue will focus on mechanical properties, resistance to various wear mechanisms, and the factors that affect the chemical stability (i.e., corrosion) of various types of advanced ceramics. It is our pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Topics on all aspects of corrosion, wear, and mechanical properties of advanced ceramics are suitable for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome. We look forward to your contributions.
Prof. Dr. Lidija Ćurković
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irena Žmak
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- advanced ceramics
- mechanical properties
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