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Welding Workbench tool to improve residual stress predictions

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SINDRI partners from EDF and The University of Manchester have built a Welding Workbench tool for weld residual stress modelling, in an important milestone for the project.     What is the Welding Workbench? The welding workbench is a tool built for weld residual stress modelling. Designed to make the setup, running and interpretation of… Continue reading

SINDRI researcher awarded UKRI Fellowship

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Dr Emilio Martínez-Pañeda of Imperial College London has been awarded a UKRI Future Leaders Fellowship, which aims to develop the next wave of world-class research and innovation leaders in academia and business. This scheme provides up to seven years of support for Dr Martínez-Pañeda’s project ‘New Phase Field Models for Unravelling Multi-Physics Material Degradation Challenges’ (NEWPHASE).… Continue reading

Report calls for more R&D into material degradation

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A new report has called for co-ordinated action to address the significant degradation challenges that affect performance, operational life, and sustainability of nuclear power plants. The ‘Degradation in structural materials for net-zero’ report presents the results of a landscaping exercise conducted by the Henry Royce Institute and Frazer-Nash Consultancy, supported by the Institute of Corrosion. It… Continue reading

RAEng award for SINDRI researcher

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Dr Emilio Martínez-Pañeda of Imperial College London has been named as one of five winners of the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year competition. We're delighted to announce our five Young Engineers of the Year for 2021 – researchers, entrepreneurs and professional engineers who have demonstrated outstanding success in their fields: #RAEngAwards… Continue reading

Technical Advisory Board Chairs announced

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The SINDRI Technical Advisory Board (TAB) will provide guidance on the scientific direction of the project. We are pleased to announce that John Stairmand and Fionn Dunne will be co-chairs of the TAB. John Stairmand is Jacobs Technical Director for Technology and Consulting; he also holds Visiting Professorships at University of Manchester and Bangor University… Continue reading

IOM3 award for SINDRI researcher

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Dr Ed Pickering of the University of Manchester, has been awarded the Grunfeld Memorial Award & Medal at the IOM3 2021 Awards. Ed is a Senior Lecturer in Metallurgy and a Co-Investigator in the SINDRI programme. He specialises in the characterisation of phase transformations and processing-microstructure-property relationships in steels. Much of his work concerns alloys and… Continue reading

Data Week 2021: Nuclear Structural Integrity & Data Automation

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Monday 14th June, 14:00-15:00 Hosted by The South West Nuclear Hub, The Alan Turing Institute special interest group in engineering structural integrity and the EDF SINDRI Prosperity Partnership project. Chair: Nawal Prinja, Technology Director at Jacobs Clean Energy Ltd. Panellists: Professor Paul Wilcox – Professor of Dynamics and Alan Turing Institute Fellow at the University of Bristol Andy Gettings –… Continue reading

£7.6 million funding to develop cutting-edge digital technology for nuclear power generation

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A consortium of academic and industrial experts will join forces to develop the digital technology required for a step-change in the design, fabrication, and in-service assessment of nuclear power plant components. £2.4 million has been awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), matched by £3.4 million… Continue reading