Dr Adam Plowman has recently completed a PhD at The University of Manchester, using first principles atomistic simulation to study zirconium grain boundaries, with the aim of understanding the pellet-cladding interaction in the fuel rod cladding tubes of light water nuclear reactors. In LightForm, Adam will create a framework to improve modelling capabilities in assessing the formability of light alloys. This will include exploring crystal plasticity methods and phase field modelling and applying them to predict microstructure development during warm forming and forging.
Data and Modelling
Customisable pipeline for understanding formability using virtual materials testing
Understanding formability is of vital importance to light alloy component manufacturers. In particular, the mechanical anisotropy of light alloy...
Computational formability predictions of Surfalex (AA6016A) with comprehensive characterisation
A predictive knowledge of yielding behaviour is critical to improve our understanding of the mechanical anisotropy of light alloys...
Titanium and Magnesium
Developing a coupled crystal-plasticity phase-field model to understand microstructural evolution during hot rolling of dual-phase titanium
The aim of the work is to investigate microstructural evolution of dual-phase titanium (e.g. Ti64) under hot rolling....