Modelling of ceramics together with IV Cermodel:“Modelling and simulation meet innovation in ceramics technology”

Symposium chair

Davide Bigoni

Advanced and traditional ceramics continuously deliver significant contributions to technical and economic progress in nearly all industry sectors.These contributions range from transparent ceramics for impact-resistant windows and solid state laser media to modern variants of traditional large-scale refractory products, so that both fine and coarse ceramics are included.
To fulfill increasing customer expectations, and to retain competitiveness in the ceramics sector, continuous innovation and improvement of functionality are required at all levels of the technology chain, from raw materials to mass manufacturing and productions. Furthermore, for advanced ceramics the future will bring everlasting demands for higher performance, improved reliability and lower cost. It is important to recognize that innovation that can contribute to such outcomes seldom occurs in “isolation”, but increasingly takes place in global research, development and application networks. Such groupings not only share complementary research know-how and facilities, but also bring together and share knowledge and experience of research, development and applications from diverse technical and product domains. In today’s world of ceramics, significant advances almost always stem from such an approach, and makes it a high priority requirement for success.
In this context, this Symposium will gather togetherinternational experts in the fields of ceramic science and materials modelling with representatives from research institutes and industry. The aim is to provide a venue for the sharing of knowledge and experience, and to enhance communication between experimental materials research and theoretical and computational work. This activity will improve the effectiveness and efficiency in all steps of research and development that lead to new advanced ceramics with tailored functionality for specific applications.
Beneficial advances in materials design, ceramic processing, manufacturing, materials modeling, characterization and engineering design for ceramic components will thereby by be achieved and hastened. Particular emphasis will be given to advanced ceramics employed in emerging sectors, including nanotechnology, energy, aerospace and nuclear engineering, the environment, bio-engineering and medicine.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Constitutive modelling
  • Computer simulation and design
  • Complex characterization and reconstruction of 3D microstructures of real materials
  • Creation and characterization of digital microstructures of virtual materials
  • Ceramic suspension rheology and computational hydrodynamics
  • Experimental methods and calibration
  • Materials characterization
  • The interface between experiments and modeling
  • Simulation, modeling and experimentation for ceramic processing
  • Development and validation of innovative ceramic products

Symposium organizer

Davide Bigoni (University of Trento, IT)
Symposium Co-organizers
Vikram Deshpande (University of Cambridge, GB)
Marc Huger (Institute of Research on Ceramics, FR)
Robert McMeeking (UC Santa Barbara, US)
Willi Pabst (University of Chemistry and Technology, CZ)
Severine Romero-Baivier (Vesuvius, BE)
Alberto Salvadori (University of Notre Dame, US and Universityof Brescia, IT)