DARE Annual Workshop 2016 Announced: “Alloy Design — A Resource Efficient Approach”


Following the success of our Inaugural Workshop last year, we are pleased to announce that the DARE Annual Workshop 2016 will again take place in Sheffield on 1 September 2016.

The event will revolve around one of the Programme’s three principle areas of study – the design of resource efficient alloys for manufacture that offer both higher performance and reduced reliance on key elements.  Some of the topics to be discussed are shown in the attached flyer and a full programme will be available shortly.



Start and end times are as follows:

Registration & coffee, Turner Museum,

Sir Robert Hadfield Building:                        10:00 – 10:30

Poster session and drinks reception:          18:00 – 18:30 






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Materials Life Cycle Analysis Workshop Gallery & Presentations


Presentations: Brimacombe  Koh  Rainforth  Reaney  Pinna  Hardwick



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DARE Inaugural Workshop

The DARE Project (Designing Alloys for Resource Efficiency) held its inaugural workshop at The Ridge, Sheffield on 3 September.

The event was attended by national and international supporters, including academics, students and representatives from industry partners.

Presentations were given by DARE partners plus guest speakers Professor Claire Davis, Tata Steel Professor at WMG, University of Warwick and Professor Stewart Williams, Director of the Welding Engineering and Laser Processing Centre at Cranfield University.

The day focused on the Project’s research plans and explained how the project aims to contribute towards a resource-efficient and low-carbon economy by working with partners in the metals industry to reduce their reliance on strategic metals and to minimise waste through the development of new metal alloys.

A big thank you to all those who participated and attended.

Photos and presentations from the event can be found here

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DARE Inaugural Workshop Gallery & Presentations



1. DARE-A Manufacturing Approach, Rainforth   2. A review of Design Cases, Rivera

3. Quantum Mechanics & Resource Efficiency, Paxton  4. Sustainable steelmaking, Davis

5. WAAM alloy development, Williams

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Designer alloys: Man vs Machine


Thomas Young Centre, 5pmThursday 29th October, room G01 of the Royal School of Mines, Imperial College London.

Talks will be given by:

Dr Gareth Conduit, Department of Physics, University of Cambridge: A Royal Society Research Fellow in The Theory of Condensed Matter Group, University of Cambridge, Dr Conduit’s research is focused on the design of new materials and quantum phenomena.

Professor  David Dye, Department of Materials, Imperial College London: An academic partner in the DARE Project, Professor Dye’s research interests focus on the micromechanics of jet engine, aircraft and reactor materials, particularly superalloys, titanium and zirconium. His research group works on problems across the life-cycle from alloy design to processing to fatigue and failure.

Further information about the evening can found here.







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13th World Conference on Titanium

Dr Martin Jackson opening Ti-2015 in San Diego
Dr Martin Jackson, academic partner of the DARE project, gave the opening talk at the recently held Ti-2015: The 13th World Conference on Titanium in San Diego.  Dr Jackson will be  leading the Project’s research into High Strength Titanium Alloys; hear more about this research and other planned  research within the Project at our Inaugural Meeting on 3 September 2015.  You can register for the event here (link below)
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Use of 3-D Dislocation Dynamics and Large Scale Atomistic Simulations in Understanding the Mechanical Behavior Of Metallic Systems

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.

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