1. Creating a Vision for the Future of Advanced Ceramics
- Edgar Lara-Curzio
Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
Copyright © 2005 The American Ceramics Society
Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 26, Number 2
How to Cite
Kuchinski, F. and Hall, K. (2005) Creating a Vision for the Future of Advanced Ceramics, in Mechanical Properties and Performance of Engineering Ceramics and Composites: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 26, Number 2 (ed E. Lara-Curzio), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470291221.ch1
- Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
- Published Print: 1 JAN 2005
Print ISBN: 9781574982329
Online ISBN: 9780470291221
- united states advanced ceramics association;
- ceramics industry;
- engine integration technology;
The United States Advanced Ceramics Association (USACA) has supported programs to insert advanced ceramics in government and targeted end-user applications since 1989. These have included a variety of programs with DOE, DOD, NIST, and NASA, as well as investigating the application of advanced ceramics in energy-intensive industries.
In 1999, USACA and the U. S. Department of Energy co-sponsored a workshop to bring together a broad range of ceramic manufacturers and end-user companies. The 1999 workshop produced an Advanced Ceramics Technology Roadmap that set forth the research, development and demonstrations needed for improving advanced structural ceramics. In April 2004, USACA conducted a workshop to revisit the Advanced Ceramics Roadmap to assess progress and ongoing needs, as well as to focus on the manufacturing and fabrication requirements to insert advanced ceramics into the marketplace.
These activities led to the creation of three new USACA-led initiatives: The Ceramic Materials for Energy Independence Initiative; The Technology Transition Initiative; and The Ultra High Temperature Ceramics Initiative.