The Metallurgical Clock: Why timescales are critical in load regimes and failure modes for nuclear reactors, jet engines and violins

14 Sep 2017

East Midlands Materials Society Lecture


Dr Dave Rugg - Rolls-Royce


Despite the complexity of deformation and failure processes in metals, the research community is beginning to make significant progress via advanced experimentation and modelling. One of the most challenging aspects of this area is understanding the role of time, with much of the historical work being limited to post-mortem examination and/or interference from mechanical response.

This talk will detail some of the significant generic knowledge gaps and describe the innovative research aim at addressing. In addition (and probably incorrect!) view of what could be possible in the next decade will be outlined.



6.00 for 6.30

Light refreshments will be provided free of charge

Ample parking close to venue at Nightingale Hall, Rolls-Royce Leisure, Moor Lane, Derby, DE24 9HY

Non-members are welcome

Poster with full details (pdf 135 KB)

Venue and booking

Event Location

Event Location: 
Nightingale Hall
The Pavillion, Rolls-Royce Leisure
Moor Lane
DE24 9HY
United Kingdom
Contact details: 

Dave Evetts - Honorary Secretary, EMMS

tel. 0115 9733525

mob. 07905 322107

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