NEXTOWER at the 12th International Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental Applications (CMCEE 2018)
The 12th International
Conference on Ceramic Materials and Components for Energy and Environmental
Applications (CMCEE 2018, http://www.cmcee2018.org/), held in Singapore in July 2018, is eleventh in a series of international
conferences that provide a forum for the presentations and information exchange
on the latest emerging ceramic technologies.
The goal of the conference is
to identify key challenges and opportunities for various ceramic technologies
in creating sustainable development. Despite having excellent properties,
ceramics and Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs) are still much less used than
metals and polymers for energy and environmental applications such as: energy
production systems (fuel cells, thermos-electrics, photovoltaics, nuclear
systems, wind and geothermal, etc.), energy storage and distribution
(batteries, phase changing materials, etc.), energy conservation and efficiency
(gas turbines, heat exchangers, etc.) and environmental systems (advanced
sensors, filters and membranes, etc.). One reason of concern for designers and
engineers is the impossibility of welding or riveting ceramics and CMCs
together or to other materials. That is why ceramics and CMCs integration to
metals and to other materials is more and more considered an enabling
technology to obtain more efficient components, devices and structures for
energy production and environment. Together with the development of reliable
joining materials and technologies, the availability of widely accepted testing
methods for joined ceramics and CMCs can also widen their use.
NEXTOWER activity was presented
in the framework of the Track “Cross-Cutting Materials Technologies”, Symposium
T4S8- Ceramic Integration Technologies for Energy and Environmental
Applications through the oral presentation “SiC foam sandwich
structures obtained by Mo-wrap joining”. The talk regarded the experimental
activity performed by POLITO in collaboration with NEXTOWER partners.
The symposium organizers were
Valentina Casalegno and Milena Salvo from POLITO and the NEXTOWER activity.