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CERMODEL2013

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Congress Objectives

Advanced ceramics are continuously delivering significant contributions to technical and economic progress in nearly all industry sectors.
Continuous improvement and innovation is required at all levels of the technology chain, from raw materials to serial production, to ensure competitiveness and to fulfil the increasing expectations. Also, in future, advanced ceramics is facing the ever lasting demands for higher performances, improved reliability and efficient cost level. It is important to recognize that innovation is less and less created in “isolated” surroundings but increasingly more in global networks including domain and application knowledge which is a high priority requirement for success in system technologies.

The Congress aims at gathering together international experts in the field of ceramic science and material modelling with representatives from research institutes and industry in order to enhance the communication between experimental materials research and computational work, to improve efficiency in several steps of the processing procedures and to predict the potential of new advanced materials under specific application conditions and for specific functionalities.

Important dates

Nov 1, 2012
Open of
abstract submission

March 15, 2013
Deadline of
abstract submission

Mar 30, 2013
Notification of abstract acceptance

Apr 1 - Apr 30, 2013
Early bird registration

May 1 - Jul 12, 2013
Regular registration

Jul 10 - 12, 2013
CERMODEL2013

Key points will be: constitutive modelling, computer simulation and design, experimental calibration and validation of the ceramic forming process and of innovative ceramic products.

A special issue of Journal of European Ceramic Society is planned as the outcome of the CERMODEL2013 congress.

Topics of interest

  • Prediction/simulation of crystal structure and properties of advanced ceramics
  • Characterization and modeling of surfaces, interfaces and grain boundaries at multiple scales in ceramics
  • Modeling and simulation of grain growth and microstructure evolution in ceramics
  • Virtual material design for new innovative materials
     
  • Novel simulation methods for ceramic processing: shaping and sintering
  • Modeling and simulation for ceramic composite manufacturing
  • Modeling and simulation for nanostructured ceramics
     
  • Mathematical models of electrical and magnetic properties in ceramics 
  • Mathematical model of  optical and physical properties in ceramics
  • Materials design for extreme/harsh environments
     
  • Simulation/characterization of mechanical and tribological behavior
  • Simulation/characterization of material behavior at high-temperatures
  • improvement performance through prediction and modelling in refractories and clay-based ceramics

Invited speakers

  • Cristiano Nicolella, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Norman Fleck, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Alexandru Stancu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
  • Paul Bowen, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Robert McMeeking, University of California Santa Barbara, Usa
  • Tomasz Hueckel, Duke University, Usa
  • Vicente Cantavella Soler, Institute of Ceramic Tecnology (ITC), Spain

Committees

Congress Chairs

  • Alida Bellosi, ISTEC-CNR, Italy
  • Davide Bigoni, University of Trento
  • Paolo Zannini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, President of the Italian Ceramic Society

Scientific Committee

  • Paul Bowen, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Vicente Cantavella Soler, Institute of Ceramic Tecnology (ITC), Spain
  • Francesco Dal Corso, University of Trento, Italy
  • Michele Dondi, ISTEC-CNR, Italy
  • Norman Fleck, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Alessandro Gajo, University of Trento, Italy
  • Massimiliano Gei, University of Trento, Italy
  • Marc Geers, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  • Stefano Guicciardi, ISTEC-CNR, Italy
  • Tomasz Hueckel, Duke University, Usa
  • Robert McMeeking, University of California Santa Barbara, Usa
  • Cristiano Nicolella, University of Pisa, Italy
  • Andrea Piccolroaz, University of Trento, Italy
  • Nicola Pugno, University of Trento, Italy
  • Alexandru Stancu, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University, Romania
Organizing Committee
  • Alida Bellosi, ISTEC-CNR, Faenza
  • Davide Bigoni, University of Trento, Italy
  • Francesco Dal Corso, University of Trento, Italy
  • Irena Jatro, University of Trento, Italy
  • Andrea Piccolroaz, University of Trento, Italy