Numerical Modelling of Melt Flows in Polymer Extrusion
Polymers and Composites
Dr C Abeykoon, Dr W Mirihanage, Dr J Wilson
30 June 2019
In polymer extrusion, the behaviour of the flow of materials along the screw shows highly variable nature as it is gradually changing from solid to molten state.
Design of advanced cyclic adsorption processes for complex gas separations
Dr L Joss
26 April 2019
Gas adsorption is one of the key physical processes that underlie the numerous industrial uses of porous solids. These include separation processes (adsorption and membrane processes), catalytic reactions, energy storage, and gas recovery from unconventional plays.
Investigating hydride growth mechanisms in zirconium alloys
Metallurgy and Corrosion
Dr P Shanthraj, Prof M Preuss
Applications accepted all year round
Zirconium alloys are most commonly used as the fuel cladding material in nuclear reactors. Hydrogen uptake in these alloys occurs as a result of aqueous corrosion during service, and the absorbed hydrogen precipitate out of solution as hydrides once its solubility limit in the alloy is exceeded.