The 8th International Symposium on fracture mechanics of ceramics was held in on the campus of the University of Houston, Houston, TX, USA, on February 25-28, 2003. With the natural maturing of the fields of structural ceramics, this symposium focused on nano-scale materials, composites, thin films and coatings as well as glass. The symposium also addressed new issues on fundamentals of fracture mechanics and contact mechanics, and a session on reliability and standardization.
Addresses recent advances in the field as well as commercial applications of the fracture mechanics of ceramic materials and ceramic composites
Covers nanoscale materials, composites, thin films and coatings, as well as glass
Presents research and findings developed over three decades on the science and technology of ceramics