1. Contact Mechanics - Atomic Force Microscopy at Ultrasonic Frequencies (Walter Arnold, A. Caron, S. Hirsekom, M. Kaoycinska-Muller, U. Rabe, and M. Reinstädtler) - Indentation Size Effect on the Hardness of Zirconia Polycrystals (T. Akatsu, S. Numata, Y. Shinoda, F. Wakai - Indentation Fracture, Acoustic Emission and Modeling of the Mechanical Properties of Thin Ceramic Coatings (Steve J. Bull) - Assessing the scratch resistance, fracture resistance and fatigue wear of ion- Beam modified Si and Si02 survaces by nanoscratch and nanoimpact testing (Jinjun Lu, T. Xu, Q. Xue, B.D. Beake) - Microstructural Control of Indentation Crack Extension under Externally Applied Stress (Robert F. Cook) - Instrumented Hardness Test on Alumina Ceramics and Single Crystal with Spherical Indenter (Shuji Sakaguchi, K. Hirao, Y. Yamauchi, S. Kanzaki) 2. Glass - Controlling the Fragmentation Behavior of Stressed Glass (R. Tandon, S.J. Glass) - Stair-like Impact Fracture of Multiple Glass Sheets (D.L. Ahern, S.E. Jones, R.C.Bradt) - Elasto-Plastic Behavior of Glassy Carbon and Silica Glass by Nanoindentation With Spherical-Tipped Indenter (N. Iwashita, M. Swain, J.S. Field) - Scratch Test for Evaluation of Surface Damage in Glass (S. Yoshida, T. Hayashi, T. Fakuhara, K. Soeda, J. Matsuoka, N. Soga) - Shear-Driven Damage and Internal Friction in Indentation Loading of a Glass-Ceramic (Anthony Fischer-Crip;s) - Indentation and Scratching of Glass Load, Composition,Eenvironment and Temperature Incidences (Tanguy Rouxel, Jean-Christophe SANGLEBOEUF) - Effects of Tin on the Physical Properties and Crack Evolution in Soda-Lime-Silica Float Glass (John R. Hellman) - Indentation Size Effects for Glasses: yes, There is a Fracture (George D. Quinn) 3. Fracture ofNano-Scale Materials - Slow Crack Propagation in Ceramics at Micro- and Nano-scale: Effect of the Microstructure (J. Chevalier, G. Fantozzi) - Touthening and Strengthening Mechanisms in Nanocomposits (Hideo Awaji, S-M Choi) 4. Composites - Creep Behavior and Mechanisms for CMC with Continuous Ceramic Fibers (Jean-Louis Chermant) - Strain Accumulation and Damage Evolution during Creep of SiCf/SiC Composites (B. Wilshire, H. Burt) - Modeling Multilayer Damage in Cross-ply Ceramics Matrix Composites (M. Kashtalyan, H.W. Chandler) - Quantification of Toughness Increase Due to Metal Particles in Glass Matrix Composites (M. Kotoul, A.R. Boccaccini, I. Dlouhy) - Fracture Resistance of Hybrid Glass Matrix Composites and its Degradation Due to Thermal Aging and Thermal Shock (Z. Chlup, I. Dlouhy, A.R. Boccaccini) - Creep Investigation on SiCf-SiBC Composites (Gaëlle Farizy, Jean Vicens, Jean-Louis Chermant,Jean-Christoph Sangleboeuf) - Fracture Toughness of BaTiO3 - MgO Composites Sintered by Spark Plasma Sintering (Y. Miyashita, S. Rattanachan) - Fracture Toughness of BaTiO3 and BaTiO3-AI203 Composite Under Applied Electric Field (S. Rattanachan, Yukio Miyashita) - Crack Bridging Behavior in a Strong Interface Oxide/Oxide Composite (N. Du Souich, K. White) - An FE Model of Carbon/Carbon Composite Fracture (J. Ohgi, J.H.. Jackson, A.S. Kobayashi, K.W. White) 5. Fracture Fundamentals - Tailoring the Composition of Self-Reinforced Silicon Nitride Ceramics to Enhance Mechanical Behavior (Dr. Paul Becher, G.S. Painter, H.T. line and M.K. Ferber) - Nonlinear Fracture of a Polycrystalline Graphite: Size-Effect Law and Irwin's Similarity (Motosugu Sakai, R. Nonoyama) - Fragmentation of Ceramic Bars in Rapid
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