4th YEAR PROJECT STUDENTS
Inigo Howe (2018-19) was jointly supervised with Dr Edmund Tareleton in the Department of Materials. He studied in-situ deformation of a polycrystalline thin foil, carrying out a one-to-one comparison of results from CPFE models with those from EBSD experiments.
Lucy Farquhar (2018-19) investigated the high rate deformation behaviour of the Cantor alloy. She compared Taylor impact experiments to numerical simulations, linking the observed rate-dependent property changes to the underlying microstructure.
Jong Kwon (2018-19) built a magnetic levitating platform to isolate vibration in museum displays. In order to design this he developed a theoretical model to predict stability of different magnet.
David Attwood (2017-18) studied the annealing behaviours and resulting mechanical properties of the Cantor high-entropy alloy. He was co-supervised by Prof. David Armstrong of the Department of Materials.
Thomas de Sousa (2016-17) developed a lab setup for optical wavelength coherent diffractive imaging. This will serve as a test bed for new imaging algorithms and as a teaching tool.
Rowan May (2016-17) worked on an industry-linked project with Arup studying train-induced vibrations in laboratory buildings. His project showed how we can better understand these vibrations and model them more effectively.
James Turton (2016-17) designed, built and tested a new device for non-invasive imaging of high energy particle beams. The performance of his prototype exceeded the performance required of devices for the LHC.
Alex Clarke (2015-16) studied a new geometry for tensile crack propagation using compressive loading.
Catherine Hildersley (2014-15) investigated the properties of powder injection moulded tungsten composites with a view to their use in diverter components of future fusion reactors. She applied optical microscopy and X-ray diffraction to this problem.
William Summers (2014-15) studied the micro-mechanical behaviour of high-performance nickel superalloys. His experiments concentrated on the effects of boron and carbon at grain boundaries in determining alloy strength.
Isaure deBroglie (2014) was a visiting student from École Polytechnique. She spent three months working on the evolution of helium ion damage in tungsten at high temperatures. In particular she used X-ray micro-diffraction, Eigenstrain modelling and nano-indentation.
Sebastian Pearson (2018) was a 2nd year undergraduate student in the Department of Materials. He spent 8 weeks optimizing the design of stunt scooter forks.