Rolls-Royce Nuclear UTC

Welcome to the Rolls-Royce Nuclear University Technology Centre

The Imperial Nuclear UTC is unique in its breadth addressing nuclear engineering research of relevance to Rolls-Royce which includes:

Main Themes

Materials Performance and Aging

Project TitleResearchersSupervisors
 

MUZIC II - Hydrogen pick up of zirconium alloys

 TBC  

Dr Mark Wenman, Prof Robin Grimes

 

Hydriding in Zr and effect on material properties

 TBC  

Dr Ben Britton

 

Stress corrosion cracking in austenitics

 TBC  

Dr Mark Wenman, Dr Ben Britton

Review of Peridynamics modelling of oxides on Zr alloys

TBC

Dr Mark Wenman

Hydrogen chemical gettering and Zirc mobility, Fatigue hydrides and texture in ZrY4

 

Hannah Weekes

 

Dr David Dye

 
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Micromechanics

Project TitleResearchesSupervisors
 

Micromechanical testing in CP-Zr

 N/A  Dr Ben Britton
 Heterogenous Deformation in Zr  Vivian Tong  Dr Ben Britton
 Micromechanical total lifing in Ni austenitcs 
 TBC  Prof Fionn Dunne
 
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Radiation and Transport

Project TitleResearchesSupervisors
 

Parallelization and efficient numerical methods

 

Dr Jozsef Kophazi, Ben O’Malley

 

Dr Matthew Eaton and Dr Mike Bluck

 

Multiphysics Coupling

 

Dr Andrew Buchan

 

Dr Matthew Eaton

 

Integration of Design and Analysis for Radiation Transport Problems using Isogeometric Methods: applications to reactor physics and radiation transport studies of PWRs

 

 Alex Owens

 

Dr Matthew Eaton and Dr Mike Bluck

 

Isogeometric and TSPLINE methods for radiation transport modeling with applications to reactor physics, criticality and radiation shielding problems

 James Welch  

Dr Matthew Eaton and Dr Mike Bluck

 

Uncertainty propagation methods for reactor dynamics and burn-up problems

 Sam Park  

Dr Matthew Eaton and Dr Mike Bluck

Benchmarking, verification and validation

TBC

Dr Matthew Eaton and Dr Mike Bluck

 
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Structural Integrity

Project TitleResearchesSupervisors
 

Predictive Models and Experimental Analysis of Delayed Hydride Cracking

 TBC  

Dr Catrin Davies, Dr Mark Wenman

 
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Thermal Hydraulics

Project TitleResearchesSupervisors
 

The Coupling of Systems codes with CFD

 

Morgan Cowper

 

Dr Michael Bluck

 

Computer analysis of Buoyancy Driven Flows

 

Frederic Sebilleau

 

Dr Simon Walker

 

Single-phase Flow in Non-circular Ducts

 

David Harland

 

Dr Simon Walker

 

Fundamental Microscopic Multi-physics Modelling of Boiling

 

Giovanni Giustini

 

Dr Simon Walker

 

Improvement of Modelling of Boiling and Prediction of the Critical Heat Flux using CFD-based Methods

 

Ronak Thakrar

 

Dr Simon Walker

Phenomenological modelling of CHF in non-circular ducts

Ifeanyi Ezemonye-Agwuegbo

Dr Raad Issa

 
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