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.