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Lehrstuhl für Struktur- und Funktionskeramik

Research Training Network SICMAC - Structural Integrity of Ceramic Multilayers and Coatings

Förderung: European Community


Departament de ciencia dels Materials i Enginyeria Metal.lurgica - Universitat Politécnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain

  • Instituto de Cerámica y Vidrio CSIC-Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain
  • Institute of Materials Research - Slovak Academy of Sciences, Kosice, Slovakia
  • Istituto di Scienza e technologia dei materiali ceramici-CNR, Faenza, Italy
  • Departmente of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Department of Mechanical Engineering - University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Institute of Material Research - Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt, Köln, Germany


Projektleiterin ISFK: T. Lube
Mitarbeiter: Javier Pascual, Raul Bermejo
1.9.2002 - 31.8.2006
To combine the intrinsic qualities of different materials in a single material, the general concept of layered materials is applied nowadays at an increasing rate. We can distinguish, as layered material, between coatings, multilayers or functional graded materials, presenting, all of them, a variation of the local properties with thickness. The use of ceramic materials in this materials permits the use of many of the advantages of the ceramics (corrosion and wear resistance, good properties at high temperature, …) while minimizing the undesirable ones, such as brittleness. Understanding the structural integrity of the layered ceramics is, then, of capital importance in order to assure a safe and long lasting application of this materials. The objectives of this research Training Network are then:
1 – To develop common understanding of existing and new techniques to assess the reliability and structural integrity of layered ceramics
2 – to improve and compare techniques to process and design layered ceramics
3 – to develop an international multidisciplinary network and to train young researchers in the field of structural integrity of layered ceramics.

Five workshops and a summerschool took place:

  • "The use of the Impulse Excitation Technique for the identification of the elastic and damping properties of layered materials" K.U. Leuven
  • "Instrumented Indentation" UPC
  • "Microstructure characterization and fractography of layered ceramics" IMR-SAS
  • "Modelling of the thermo-mechanical behaviour of brittle materials and layered structures" ISFK
  • "Controlling structural vibration using optimised layered coatings" USFD
  • "Summerschool: " Layered, Functional Gradient Ceramics and Thermal Barrier Coatings: Design, Fabrication and Application

Zusammenfassung des wissenschaftlichen Outputs von SICMAC am ISFK: PDF