Imperial College London

Dr T Ben Britton

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Materials

Reader in Metallurgy and Microscopy
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 2634b.britton Website

 
 
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Location

 

B301Bessemer BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Nuclear Materials 1 - MATE97023

Aims

The course will assume students have at least a basic understanding of a reactor system.  The aim is then to develop an appreciation of materials issues associated with nuclear reactor technology and how this information is used when designing reactor systems. A mechanistic description of materials selection for intense radiation fields and the associated degradation mechanisms will be covered for different classes of material with a focus on the specific advantages and disadvantages.  The course will then cover specific cases where materials issues have been crucial to systems performance and a variety of degradation and failure mechanisms as well as the radiation damage processes that brought about these failures.  NB: Although not solely focused on water reactor systems (especially PWR) the course will be aimed at this system

Role

Lecturer

Fusion Advanced Reactors - MATE97049

Role

Lecturer

Engineering Alloys - MATE97002

Aims

The aim of the course is to build an understanding of how to work with alloy systems; how metallurgists think about alloy development and select and process alloys for different uses. Case studies of incidents are used to explore how production and repair can impact upon life and lead to premature component failure. The alloys used as exemplar systems will depend on the interests of the teaching staff but historically aerospace materials have formed a significant focus.

Role

Lecturer

Engineering Alloys - MATE96003

Aims

The aim of the course is to build an understanding of how to work with alloy systems; how metallurgists think about alloy development and select and process alloys for different uses. Case studies of incidents are used to explore how production and repair can impact upon life and lead to premature component failure. The alloys used as exemplar systems will depend on the interests of the teaching staff but historically aerospace materials have formed a significant focus.

Role

Lecturer

Nuclear Materials 1 - MATE97022

Aims

The course will assume students have at least a basic understanding of a reactor system.  The aim is then to develop an appreciation of materials issues associated with nuclear reactor technology and how this information is used when designing reactor systems. A mechanistic description of materials selection for intense radiation fields and the associated degradation mechanisms will be covered for different classes of material with a focus on the specific advantages and disadvantages.  The course will then cover specific cases where materials issues have been crucial to systems performance and a variety of degradation and failure mechanisms as well as the radiation damage processes that brought about these failures.  NB: Although not solely focused on water reactor systems (especially PWR) the course will be aimed at this system

Role

Lecturer