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Reference Number EP/G004676/1
Title Micromechanical Modelling and Experimentation
Status Completed
Energy Categories Nuclear Fission and Fusion(Nuclear Fusion) 50%;
Not Energy Related 50%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields PHYSICAL SCIENCES AND MATHEMATICS (Metallurgy and Materials) 75%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Not Cross-cutting 100%
Principal Investigator Professor AC Cocks
No email address given
Engineering Science
University of Oxford
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 31 March 2009
End Date 30 March 2014
Duration 60 months
Total Grant Value £1,115,037
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region South East
Programme Materials, Mechanical and Medical Eng, Physical Sciences
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor AC Cocks , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (99.992%)
  Other Investigator Dr JE Huber , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor AM Korsunsky , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr N Petrinic , Engineering Science, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr SG Roberts , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr AJ Wilkinson , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr M Jenkins , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Dr RI Todd , Materials, University of Oxford (0.001%)
Professor FPE (Fionn ) Dunne , Materials, Imperial College London (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Groningen University, The Netherlands (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (0.000%)
Project Contact , Rolls-Royce PLC (0.000%)
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Abstract The greatest challenges that face mankind today centre on sustainability of the energy supply. It is important to develop reliable sources of energy that that have minimal impact on the environment. Also, it is important for our transport system, particularly aerospace, to make the most efficent use of energy resources.The economic challenge lies in the development of reliable and efficient generation systems based on the available sources of energy. In practice this means nuclear power, and,in the longer term, fusion. The demand this places on materials engineering research is to supply solutions for high temperature materials that would underpin improved large scale designs for systems and plant. Siimilarly, the requirement to reduce emmissions and increase efficiency in aerospace, means that material systems will need to be developed that can deliver the required performance at much higher temperatures than at present.In order to solve these problems, it will be important to develop a more in-depth understanding of material behaviour under loading and environmental conditions that are representative of those that will be experinced in practice. In this project, a fully integrated approach to modelling and experimentation will be developed, which will explore the material behaviour across a range of different scales. The new insight developed from these studies will allow us to develop improved physically based models that can be used in an industrial envionment. Strong partnerships with industry will be important in achieving this goal.In order to achieve our research objectives we must also sustain and further develop the expertise of the research base that is required to tackle these demanding scientific and technological challenges. A major objective of this grant will be to create the infrastructure for the long term sustainability of expertise that will be required to meet these challenges. This will involve the development of partnerships with other leading international academic groups
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