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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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DARE Inaugural Meeting – Programme Announced

Dr Martin Jackson at Ti-2015

The programme for the DARE Inaugural workshop has now been finalised and can be found below:

Programme

We hope to see you at our first event where you will hear about our planned research programme and you can register for the meeting here.

Should you require overnight accommodation in Sheffield when attending the meeting, you can book accommodation at the venue here.  Alternatively there is a list of hotels below which give preferential rates; when booking please quote “University of Sheffield” or the code given in the attached document.

Hotel accommodation list

Directions

The event is held at the Ridge, The Ranmoor Village, Shore Lane, Sheffield, S10 3AY. A map showing the location is available for download below:

The Ridge and Ranmoor Village Map & Directions (PDF  638kB)

Right: Dr Martin Jackson, academic partner of the DARE project, gave the opening talk at The 13th World Conference on Titanium in San Diego, and will be talking about his research on advanced Ti alloys at the inaugural meeting.

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Dare Inaugural Meeting

The DARE programme is pleased to announce that it will hold its inaugural meeting in Sheffield on 3 September 2015.

The event will be of interest to academics and students, representatives from our industrial partners and members of national and local Government departments involved in supporting the growth of the metals manufacturing industry.

The day will focus on the Programme’s research plans over the next five years and how we will help one of the largest sectors within manufacturing in the UK and Europe to face future challenges around resource efficiency.

Presentations will be given by project partners, and leading academics who have carried out research in the same field.  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:     10:00 – 10:30

Poster session and drinks reception:    17:30 – 18:30 

DARE Inaugural workshop

You can now register for the event here.

Should you require overnight accommodation in Sheffield when attending the meeting, you can book accommodation at the venue here.  Alternatively there is a list of hotels below which give preferential rates; when booking please quote “University of Sheffield” or the code given in the attached document.

Hotel accommodation list

Directions

The event is held at the Ridge, The Ranmoor Village, Shore Lane, Sheffield, S10 3AY. A map showing the location is available for download below:

The Ridge and Ranmoor Village Map & Directions (PDF  638kB)

 

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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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DARE to be different…

Alloy atom and dislocation

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.

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