|SUBJECT:||M.S. Thesis Presentation|
|TIME:||Friday, April 3, 2015, 11:00 a.m.|
|PLACE:||MRDC Building, 4211|
|TITLE:||Additive Manufacturing and Material Property Characterizations of High-Performance Ceramics and Ceramic Composites|
|COMMITTEE:||Dr. Shuman Xia, Chair (ME)
Dr. H. Jerry Qi (ME)
Dr. Hailong Chen (ME)
Ceramics serve as important engineering materials that have the ability to offer unique advantages over metals and polymers in various extreme-environment applications (e.g., high temperature, corrosion, radiation). This ability, however, has yet to be realized because ceramics are very susceptible to mechanical failure due to their inherent brittleness and low fracture toughness. In order to develop suitable ceramic parts, ultra-tough ceramics must be fabricated with complex geometries. To achieve this objective, a new additive manufacturing method is proposed here; the purpose of which is to establish the creation of a new field of additive manufacturing, which involves the fabrication of high-performance ceramics for demanding applications such as high-efficiency jet engines and next-generation nuclear reactors.