Last week, MRG PhD students Kayleigh Nelson and Chris Triantafyllou went to Oxford, UK to present updates on their latest work at the 2nd International Workshop on Mechanistic Behaviour of HCP Alloys organised by HexMat!
The workshop took place at the beautiful surroundings of Pembroke College of the University of Oxford from the 16th-19th of September, attracting speakers from the UK, France and the US.
Organised by HexMat, the 5-year collaborative EPSRC programme focusing on hexagonal metals for the aerospace, defence and energy sectors, the workshop also welcomed speakers and attendees from industry, including Rolls-Royce and TIMET, as well as from organisations including the UK Atomic Energy Authority.
As the majority of talks focused on titanium, this was a great opportunity for us to present our latest work to a highly specialised audience, have stimulating and engaging discussions on some of the issues currently faced in industry, as well as get some advice for our own research.
Many thanks to Saira Naeem, Ben Britton and Fionn Dunne of Imperial College London for their wonderful work and effort in organising and running the workshop!
MSc student Martin Packham presented his summer project research work on carburisation of thin-walled pipes at high-temperature at the 28th International Workshop on Computational Mechanics of Materials (IWCMM) in Glasgow between the 10th and the 12th of September 2018. This research project, supervised by Dr Daniele Barbera, has been sponsored by EPSRC through a scholarship for students willing to start a PhD. The research done has yielded interesting results that will be used to further explore research directions in the field. In addition, the research work will be extended through a collaborating with the University of Strathclyde and results will be submitted for publication.
Within the same conference, Dr Daniele Barbera presented his work on unexpected plastic strain accumulation in the notched bar during high-temperature creep dwell. The audience has welcomed the results presented and new research collaborations have been discussed. The overall event was a great success and an excellent opportunity to disseminate the research done at MRG.