A talk by Dr Satish Rao of the Institute of Mechanical Engineering, EPFL, Lausanne
Thomas Young Centre at 5pm on Thursday 26th March in room G01 of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London.
Satish Rao is a pioneer in the modelling of dislocations at atomistic and mesoscopic scales and was the first to implement the Flex II boundary conditions in a density functional calculation of the core structure of a bcc screw dislocation. Ingo Steinbach is a world leading expert and developer of phase field models. The phase field is a powerful method for the prediction of microstructural evolution. Both these techniques are likely to prove pivotal in the DARE approach to alloy design.Contact us for more information
Companies that manufacture and process metals to form components are faced with a growing problem of securing supply chains linked to particular materials. The risks these companies face include increased competition from emerging economies due to the globalisation of manufacturing, political risks (especially when reserves of a particular resource are concentrated in one country) and price instability.
The DARE project has been funded by the UK’s Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council to look at alloy formulation in conjunction with industry. DARE looks to develop improved alloys, and where possible reduce their dependence on sensitive resources.
The expected outcomes of the project are improved technological competitiveness of key UK metal industries, with reduced political and price sensitivity of their products in the global market place.Contact us for more information