EPSRC logo

Details of Grant 

EPSRC Reference: GR/L21839/01
Title: THE MECHANICS OF POWDER COMPACTION
Principal Investigator: Cocks, Professor AC
Other Investigators:
Fleck, Professor N Ashby, Professor M
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Project Partners:
GKN Pre Nexus Migration Schlumberger Cambridge Research Limited
Department: Engineering
Organisation: University of Leicester
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 January 1997 Ends: 31 December 1999 Value (£): 149,740
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Materials Processing Particle Technology
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Energy Transport Systems and Vehicles
Related Grants:
Panel History:  
Summary on Grant Application Form
Constitutive laws will be developed for the compaction and sintering of powders. These will be based on experimental and theoretical studies of the mechanics of deformation between two contacting particles and detailed computer simulations of the behaviour of arrays of particles. Finite element subroutines will be developed which will allow processing routes to be simulated and optimised. The machining of rocks and loss of borehole stability will also be addressed. PC-based Process Modelling Software will also be developed, which will allow the range of dominance of a given mechanism to be determined, and the effect of different heating and pressure cycles on microstructure development to be assessed.
Key Findings
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Potential use in non-academic contexts
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Impacts
Description This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Summary
Date Materialised
Sectors submitted by the Researcher
This information can now be found on Gateway to Research (GtR) http://gtr.rcuk.ac.uk
Project URL:  
Further Information:  
Organisation Website: http://www.le.ac.uk