Functional Gradient Ceramics, and Thermal Barriers
This special-topic collection is intended to showcase the very latest knowhow concerning the design, fabrication and reliability of layered ceramics, ceramic coatings and functionally graded ceramics. It presents an overview of the fundamentals involved in this area, as well as an insight into the critical issues and future perspectives touching these materials.
The 30 contributions cover the pivotal topics of the: design and processing of multilayers; functionally graded materials; structural integrity of multilayers; thermal barrier coatings: processing and lifetime assessment; fatigue, damping and high-temperature behaviour of coatings and multilayers. Truly essential reading.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Given the importance of specialty ceramics in a wide range of industries, particularly in electronics, these proceedings of the June 2006 event presented by Structural Integrity of Ceramic Multilayers and Coatings (SICMAC) serve to meet the need for more engineers with a basic understanding of the field and will also serve to inspire more to specialize in this growing field. These 40 or so papers and posters are unique because they include an overview of the fundamentals as well as leading-edge research, describing the design and processing of multilayers and functionally graded materials, the structural integrity of multilayers, the processing and lifetime assessment of thermal barrier coatings and the fatigue, damping and high temperature behavior of coatings and multilayers. Specific topics include laminate processes, water-based colloidal processing, misted chemical solution deposition, quantitative analyses of processes, reports of performance and analysis of failures, and a variety of models.