This event is part of the Centenary series
In order to operate efficient engines, materials in the gas turbine are expected to operate under a range of stress and temperature conditions which are unprecedented in everyday applications. From individual titanium fan blades which support the weight of nine double decker buses, to nickel superalloys that operate in a gas stream 400°C above their melting temperature, the gas turbine engine provides an environment where material performance is optimised for every component, leading to a high performance engineering environment which strives towards a reduced carbon future. The current presentation highlights some of the developments which have been made based on the research activity of Prof Mark Whittaker and associates at Swansea University.
Contact: Head of Engineering (Email: HeadofEngineering@swansea.ac.uk)