Ceramic matrix composites (CMC) have a high thermal shock resistance, damage tolerance and low brittleness. The fiber reinforcement enables structural applications of ceramics, even under tensile load. Areas of application are in high-temperature lightweight components, e.g. C / SiC brake discs, SiC / SiC aircraft gas turbine components or creep-resistant Al2O3 / Al2O3 heat treatment carriers. The properties at high temperatures are currently only measurable to a limited extent due to a lack of suitable strain measuring systems and clamping tools >1200°C.
Dr. Nico Langhof, University of Bayreuth, Chair Ceramic Materials Engineering, Germany
- 1997-2005 Studies and research assistant: Applied Mineralogy – TU Bergakademie Freiberg
Main focus: silicate ceramics, ceramic coatings, bioceramics
- 2005-2009 PhD at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Focus: functional ceramics, ceramic permanent magnets
- From 2009 PostDoc at the University of Bayreuth
Main focus: ceramic brakes
- Since 2011 Head of working group "Ceramic Matrix Composite"
Focus: Ceramic friction materials, thermophysical properties of C- and Al2O3
fiber-reinforced ceramics, ceramic fibers and ZrO2 foils