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MCMC'96: Modelling of the mechanical behaviour of continuous fibre-reinforced ceramic matrix composites

An international workshop on "Modelling of the mechanical behaviour of continuous fibre reinforced ceramic matrix composites", MCMC'96, will be held at the Institute for Advanced Materials (part of the Commission's Joint Research Centre) in Petten, The Netherlands, on 16-18 Se...

16 September 1996 - 16 September 1996
Netherlands

An international workshop on "Modelling of the mechanical behaviour of continuous fibre reinforced ceramic matrix composites", MCMC'96, will be held at the Institute for Advanced Materials (part of the Commission's Joint Research Centre) in Petten, The Netherlands, on 16-18 September 1996.

The workshop is intended as a forum for disseminating recent research results in the field. It will provide an opportunity for extensive discussion and the exchange of ideas and information among material scientists and engineers from academic and industrial research organizations.

Continuous fibre-reinforced ceramic matrix composites are very promising materials for high-temperature structural applications. Their performance can be optimized through good characterization of the mechanical properties, the identification of the mechanisms governing the deformation and damage processes and the development of accurate and reliable life prediction methodologies. At all these levels, modelling has proven to be an invaluable tool to complement experimental work, and mechanism-informed modelling now seems to have reached a mature stage. The workshop programme will cover all aspects of the modelling of the mechanical behaviour of these materials, including:

- Constitutive behaviour at the micro-, meso- and macroscopic level;
- Modelling of mechanical damage at room and high temperature;
- Modelling of environmentally-induced damage;
- Life-time prediction;
- Modelling approaches to toughness or damage-tolerance characterization;
- Directions envisaged for future research.

The format of the workshop will include introductory lectures to specific topics, oral presentations and poster contributions.
For further information, please contact:

Institute for Advanced Materials
Mrs. C. Schauwers
MCMC'96 - Secretariat
PO Box 2
1755 ZG Petten
The Netherlands
Tel. +31-224-565443; Fax +31-224-563544

Updated information may also be found on the World Wide Web at:

http://www/science.jrc.nl/