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Reference Number EP/K034332/1
Title Heterogeneous Mechanics in Hexagonal Alloys across Length and Time Scales
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Other nuclear fission) 10%;
Energy Efficiency(Transport) 5%;
Not Energy Related 85%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Physics) 15%;
PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 75%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 10%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor FPE (Fionn ) Dunne
No email address given
Imperial College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 27 May 2013
End Date 26 November 2018
Duration 66 months
Total Grant Value £4,979,741
Industrial Sectors Aerospace; Defence and Marine; Manufacturing
Region London
Programme NC : Engineering
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor FPE (Fionn ) Dunne , Materials, Imperial College London (99.990%)
  Other Investigator Professor M J S Lowe , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr P Huthwaite , Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr WG Proud , Department of Physics (the Blackett Laboratory), Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr D Eakins , Department of Physics (the Blackett Laboratory), Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr AJ Wilkinson , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr D Dye , Materials, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr T B Britton , Materials, Imperial College London (0.001%)
Dr M Preuss , Materials, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Professor M A (Michael ) Burke , Materials, University of Manchester (0.001%)
Dr PG Frankel , Materials, University of Manchester (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , EDF Energy (0.000%)
Project Contact , Serco Group plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB (0.000%)
Project Contact , AWE Plc (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
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Abstract We intend to make the UK the world leaders in the understanding, performance and application of hexagonal material systems used by the aero, energy and defence sectors. We wish to develop step-change technology by bringing to bear the extraordinary range of experimental, characterization and modelling techniques in which the UK holds many leaders but which have yet to be brought together to take full advantage of the synergy and multiplication possible. This simply remains un-achievable without clear UK unification of research effort. Hexagonal structural materials that are of industrial significance are all of close packed crystal structure (largely titanium, zirconium and magnesium alloys) and are strategic and profoundly important to the UK economy and find wide application. The implications of research success are profound in developing significant improvement in materials, material structure and processing conditions in optimizing manufacture, in optimizing component design with superior property-behaviour relationships, in improving operational efficiencies and in reducing production and running costs, thereby contributing to fuel efficiencies and very importantly, the UK's competitive advantage. Our ambition is to bring together the UK's experts in academia, supply chain and end-users, coupled with techniques to be brought to bear in four key themes in hexagonal metals which are fundamental mechanisms, micromechanics, performance in aero applications and performance in nuclear applications
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