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
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 foundhere.
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)
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.