Research impact

Much of the School's research has a significant impact on society and commerce. Sometimes such research can provide benefits in a relatively short time. More commonly the impact only becomes evident after many years of detailed studies. These examples have been chosen to illustrate our research across a broad area of endeavour.
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Analysis of residual stress in aeroengine fan blades

Laser peening extends the lifetime of Rolls-Royce fan blades.

Friction welding for aerospace applications

Novel welding technology gives more fuel-efficient engines.
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High performance magnesium alloys

Strong and lightweight alloys for transportation and medical implants.
Fan blades

So you think you can design a jet engine?!

Award-winning outreach inspires young people.
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