Ceramic reliability and life expectancy

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The reliability and life expectancy of ceramic components can be increased by optimizing the microstructure of the material. Multi-scale simulations are used to determine the relationship between the crystal structure, microstructure and macroscopic properties. This makes it possible to better validate constitutive material laws, and parameterize and reliably predict crack formation and propagation under high thermal and mechanical loads.