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EPSRC Reference: GR/N03143/01
Title: FROM PROCESSING TO PROPERTIES:PREDICTION OF TOUGHNESS
Principal Investigator: Davis, Professor C
Other Investigators:
Knott, Professor J
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Project Partners:
EDF Energy Nuclear Decomissioning Authority Tata Steel
Department: Metallurgy and Materials
Organisation: University of Birmingham
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 08 January 2001 Ends: 07 January 2004 Value (£): 153,301
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Materials testing & eng.
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Construction Manufacturing
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Related Grants:
GR/N03150/01
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The aim of the project is to address specifically the issue of the variability in Charpy toughness for thermo-mechanically processed high strength structural steel. The team from Birmingham and Sheffield Universities comprises expertise spanning modelling of processing, finite element modelling of properties in structural steels, micro-modelling of cleavage and ductile fracture, notched bar fracture mechanics, and neuro-fuzzy hybrid modelling. The first purpose is to increase the knowledge base in terms of scientific understanding of properties resulting from metals processing. Strong industrial links enhance the second purpose, creation of a model to be used by manufacturing industry in a predictive manner to determine toughness produced for given steel composition and process conditions. More ambitiously, the model could be used in a reverse mode to facilitate the design of a steel and its microstructure to produce a specified toughness via manipulation of the steel composition and process variables.
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