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Reference Number GR/S45294/01
Title Role of Interfaces in Fracture Resistance of Power Generating Steels: Combined Multiscale Modelling/Experimental Approach
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fission, Nuclear supporting technologies) 25%;
Other Power and Storage Technologies(Electric power conversion) 75%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 100%
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor V Randle
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Swansea University
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 01 January 2004
End Date 30 April 2007
Duration 40 months
Total Grant Value £166,037
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region Wales
Programme Materials
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor V Randle , Engineering, Swansea University (100.000%)
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Abstract Ths research proposal is based on the need, consistent with requirements identified by the EPSRC ESR21 Network, for a rigorous experimenta modelling investigation of the role of various boundaries, grain, twin, martenistic and bainistic laths and interphase boundaries, on the overall fra and fracture resistance (toughness) of low alloy steels and other alloys used in the power industry. A strength of this proposal is its interdisciplir aspect: researchers from four universities have formed a consortium to pool their diverse expertise. The Bristol Group will carry out work to esta effect of the range of boundaries and interrfaces encountered in a ferritic and austenitic steel and zircaloy on the initiation and growth of cracks. also take account of the composition and chemical state off the boundaries. These results and those obtained from model alloys will be directly integrated with the predictions of the theoretical models undertaken by the Surrey Group and the non-chemical properties measured by the Birmingham/Swansea Groups. Overall this will provide an input to the life extension and design of new power generating plant
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