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Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

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Mechanical Testing

To test the alloys we develop or evaluate deformation mechanisms under various conditions and environments, our department is equipped with a full suite of mechanical testing equipment.  The equipment that are directly relevant to our research are detailed below.

We routinely use:

  • Standard creep testing rigs to determine the creep resistance of structural materials at elevated temperatures.
  • A low cycle fatigue (LCF) rig designed to assess the fatigue properties of structural materials at elevated temperatures.
     
  • A thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) testing facility for simulating service conditions experienced by aero-engine components. 
  • An electro-thermal mechanical testing (ETMT) machine to rapidly assess the mechanical properties of structural materials at elevated temperatures using miniaturised specimens.

For further information, please refer to the website of the Mechanical Testing Lab in the Department of Materials Science & Metallurgy.

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Dr. Lewis Owen appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge

Jan 24, 2018

Dr. Lewis Owen has been appointed to a Junior Research Fellowship commencing in October 2018 at Gonville & Caius College Cambridge. We look forward to many more years of high quality research into the wonderful world of short range order.

Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology Visit

Jan 17, 2018

We had a fantastic time today hosting the uber-talented students from the Cambridge Academy for Science and Technology. We believe sharing some of our research and encouraging as many people as possible to consider STEM careers is a key responsibility for any scientist/engineer.

PhD studentships now available within the group

Jan 09, 2018

Navigate onto our vacancies page to find out more!

Strategic Partnership with Rolls-Royce shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2017

Oct 03, 2017

The Rolls-Royce partnership with the universities of Cambridge, Swansea and Birmingham has been shortlisted for a Times Higher Education Award 2017. Find out more here: https://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/times-higher-education-awards-2017-shortlist-announced

New high temperature thermocouple

Nov 14, 2016

Dr. Michele Scervini has developed a new thermocouple for high-temperature applications