Title of Research Group: Aerospace Materials Engineering
Principal Investigator: Dr. Jeremy Robinson
Institution: University of Limerick
School: School of Engineering, Faculty of Science and Engineering, and Bernal Institute
Primarily interested in the formation, modelling and “measurement” of residual stresses in high strength aluminium alloys used in aerospace.
The main focus of my work is to study:
- Residual stress measurement using diffraction and mechanical strain relief methods.
- Prediction and management of residual stresses arising in heat treated aerospace aluminium alloys.
- Fracture of high strength aluminium alloys.
- Measurement of mechanical properties at elevated temperatures.
Techniques: Neutrons, XRD, PDF, SANS
Facilities: BER, Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin, Germany; ISIS, Rutherford Laboratory, UK
Group (as of 2018): 1 PhD
Participating group members at SR/FEL/neutron facilities (period 2008-2017):
Access to neutron facilities allows me to obtain in situ experimental data on the strain and alloy composition of aerospace alloys, that is otherwise impossible to obtain through conventional laboratory techniques.