Publications

Publications to date arising from the NNUMAN grant (EP/J021172/1).

  • Innovative joining technologies
    • Validation of a numerical model used to preduct phase distributin and residual stress in ferritic steel weldments.  Hamelin CJ, Muransky O, Smith MC, Holden TM, Luzin V, Bendeich PJ, Lyndon E. Acta Materialia, Vol 75, 1-19. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2014.04.045
    • Understanding the process parameter interactions in multi-pass ultra-narrow-gap laser welding of thick-section stainless steels. Elmesalamy A, Li L, Francis J, Sezer H. The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2013,Vol 68, Issue 1-4, Sept 2013, pp. 1-17. DOI: 10.1007/s00170-013-4739-x
    • A comparison of residual stresses in multi-pass narrow-gap laser welds and gas tungsten arc welds in AISI 316L stainless steel. A Elmesalamy, J Francis, L Li. International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, Vol 113, January 2014, pp. 49-59. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2013.11.002
    • Overview of Welding Research Under the New Nuclear Manufacturing (NNUMAN) Programme. Balakrishnan J, Callaghan MD, Francis J, English PD, Vasileiou A, Roy MJ, Guo W, Irvine NM, Smith MC, Li L,  Sherry AH. Proceedings of ASME PVP 2014 Conference, July 20-24, 2014, Anaheim, California, USA. Paper No. PVP2014-29015. DOI: 10.1115/PVP2014-29015
    • A review of the NeT TG4 international weld residual stress benchmark. Smith MC, Smith A, Ohms C, Wimpory RC, PVP2015-45801, pp. V06BT06A076; 18 pages. DOI: 10.1115/PVP2015-45801
    • The impact of transformation plasticity on the Electron Beam welding of thick-section ferritic steel components.  Vasileiou AN, Smith MC, Jeyaganesh B, Francis J, Hamelin C. 23rd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT-23), Manchester, UK, August 10-14, 2015
    • Narrow Gap Laser Welding for Potential Nuclear Pressure Vessel Manufacture. J Feng. Laser Institute of America (LIA) and the International Congress on Applications of Lasers & Electro-Optics (ICALEO) 2015 paper ID: 0587-000154
    • Microstructure and mechanical characteristics of a laser welded joint in SA508 nuclear pressure vessel steel. W Guo, S Dong, W Guo, JA Francis, L Li. Materials Science & Engineering A. Volume 625, 11 February 2015, pp 65–80. DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2014.11.056
    • The challenges for nuclear advanced manufacturing. N Irvine, J Matthews, S Dawson. Nuclear Future, Advanced Manufacturing edition
    • Narrow gap laser welding for potential nuclear pressure vessel manufacture. J Feng, W Guo, J Francis, N Irvine and L Li, IJLA 2016, 28(2): 022421-1-6. DOI: 10.2351/1.4943905 
    • Understanding and elimination of process defects in narrow gap multi-pass fibre laser welding of ferritic steel sheets of 30 mm thickness.  J Feng, W Guo, J Francis, N Irvine and L Li.   International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 2016 pp 1-10. DOI: 10.1007/s00170-016-8929-1
    • The impact of transformation plasticity on the Electron Beam welding of thick-section ferritic steel components.  Vasileiou AN, Smith MC, Jeyaganesh B, Francis J, Hamelin C.  Nuclear Engineering and Design Vol 323, Nov 2017, p309-316.  DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2017.03.040

    • Predicting an optimal inter-pass temperature to mitigate residual stress and distortion in ferritic steel weldments.  Hamelin C, Smith MC, Edwards, Sun Y, Proc ASME PVP, Vancouver BC, Canada, 17-21 July 2016.
    • Measurement and Modelling of the Residual Stresses in Autogenous and Narrow Gap Laser Welded AISI Grade 316L Stainless Steel Plates. AS Elmesalamy, H Abdolvand, JN Walsh, JA Francis, W Suder, S Williams and L Li,  International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping
    • Residual stresses in thick-section electron beam welds in RPV steels. Smith MC, Gandy D, Ferhati A, Romac, Paddea S. Proceedings of 2016 ASME Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, 17-21 July 2016, Vancouver BC, Canada
    • The impact of transformation plasticity on the Electron Beam welding of thick-section ferritic steel components.  Vasileiou AN, Smith MC, Jeyaganesh B, Francis J, Hamelin C. J Nuclear Eng & Design. Volume 323, Nov 2017, pp 309-316.   DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2017.03.040

    • Evaluation of errors associated with cutting-induced plasticity in residual stress measurements using the contour method. Sun YL, Roy MJ, Vasileiou AN, Smith MC, Francis JA, Hosseinzadeh F. Experimental Mechanics, 57 (2017) 719-734. DOI: 10.1007/s11340-017-

    • Optimised modelling of AISI 316L(N) material behaviour in the NeT-TG4 international weld simulation benchmark.  Smith MC, Muransky O, Austin C, Bendeich P, Xiong Q.  IJPVP 2017.   DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2017.11.004

    • Advances in weld residual stress prediction: A review of the NeT-TG4 simulation round robin Part 1, Thermal analyses. Smith MC, Smith AC.  IJPVP 2017.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2017.11.003

    • Advances in weld residual stress prediction: A review of the NeT-TG4 simulation round robin - Part 2, mechanical analyses.  Smith MC, Smith AC.  IJPVP 2017.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2018.03.007 

    • The Net-TG4 Residual stress measurement and analysis round robin on a three-pass, slot-welded plate specimen.  Smith MC, Smith AC, Ohms C, Wimpory RC.  IJPVP 2017.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2017.09.003

    • Thermal cycle-dependent metallurgical variations and their effects on the through-thickness mechanical properties in thick section narrow-gap welds.  Rathod DW, Francis, JA, Roy MJ, Obasi G, Irvine NM.  Materials Science & Engineering A. Vol 707 pp 399-411. DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2017.09.044

    • Nuclear welding: potential and challenges for lasers. Irvine N.  AILU. Issue 84. Spring 2017. pp 22-23

    • Residual stress distributions in laser and gas-metal-arc weled high-strength steel plates.  Guo W, Francis JA, Li L, Vasileiou AN, Crowther D, Thompson A.  Materials Science and Technology. DOI: 10.1080/02670836.2016.1175687

    • Semi-analytical solutions for the transient temperature fields induced by a moving heat source in an orthogonal domain. Flint TF, Francis JA, Smith MC, Vasileiou AN.  IJ Thermal Sciences.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijthermalsci.2017.09.012

    • Extension of the Double-Ellipsoidal Heat Source Model to Narrow-Groove and Keyhole Weld Configurations. Flint T, Francis JA, Smith MC, Balakrishnan J. J Materials Processing Technology. Vol 246 01.08.2017 p 123-135.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2017.02.002 

    • An Evaluation of Multipass Narrow Gap Laser Welding as a Candidate Process for the Manufacture of Nuclear Pressure Vessels.  Feng JC, Rathod DW, Roy MJ, Francis JA, Guo W, Irvine NM, Vasileiou AN, Sun YL, Smith MC, Li L.  IJPVP Vol 157, Nov 2017, p 43-50.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2017.08.004

    • Residual Stress Distributions in Arc, Laser and Electron-Beam Welds in 30 mm Thick SA508 Steel: A Cross-Process Comparison. Balakrishnan J, Vasileiou A, Francis J, Smith MC, Roy MJ, Callagham MD, Irvine NM. IGPVP 162 (2018) 59-70.  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2018.03.004

    • Design and manufacture of industrially representative weld mock-ups for the quantification of residual stresses in a nuclear pressure vessel steel. Francis J, Smith MC, Jeyaganesh, B, Vasileiou A, Rathod D, Roy MJ, Irvine NM. ICRS-10 2016. Materials Research Proceedings 2 (2016) 581-586. DOI: 10.21741/9781945291173-98

    • Design and manufacture of industrially representative weld mock-ups for the quantification of residual stresses in a nuclear pressure vessel steel. Francis J, Smith MC, Jeyaganesh, B, Vasileiou A, Rathod D, Roy MJ, Irvine NM. Proc 10th International Conference on Residual Stresses, Sydney, Australia, July 3-7, 2016.
    • Residual stresses in thick-section electron beam welds in RPV steels. Vasileiou AN, Smith MC, Gandy D, Ferhati A, Romac, Paddea S. Proceedings of 2016 ASME PVP. PVP2016-63940.  DOI: 10.1115/PVP2016-63940

    • Measurement and Modelling of the Residual Stresses in Autogenous and Narrow Gap Laser Welded AISI Grade 316L Stainless Steel Plates. Elmesalamy A, Abdolvand H, Walsh JN, Francis J, Suder W, Williams S,  Li L.  Int J Pressure Vessels and Piping. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2016.09.007

    • Predicting an optimal inter-pass temperature to mitigate residual stress and distortion in ferritic steel weldments.  Sun Y, Hamelin C, Smith MC, Edwards L, Proc ASME 2016 PVP. PVP2016-63364.  DOI: 10.1115/PVP2016-63364

    • The NeT TG6 weld residual stress measurement and simulation round robin in Alloy 600/82. Smith MC, Muransky O, Akrivos, V, Angles J.  ASME Proceedings 2016 PVP, Volume 6B.  DOI: 10.1115/PVP2016-63941

    Extension of the Double-Ellipsoidal Heat Source Model to Narrow-Groove and Keyhole Weld Configurations. Flint T, Francis JA, Smith MC, Balakrishnan J. J Materials Processing Technology. Vol 246 01.08.2017 p 123-135.  DOI: 10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2017.02.002

     

  • Advanced machining and surfacing
    • Surface Integrity in Dry Milling of 304L Steel: A Parametric Study. A Maurotto, D Tsivoulas, MG Burke. CIRP 2014.  28-30 May 2014. Nottingham. DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2014.04.027
    • Analysis of dynamics and chatter behavior in Robotic Machining. T Tunc, HSM 2014, 11th International Conference, HIGH SPEED MACHINING, Advances in Manufacturing Technology. Sponsored by the International Academy for Production Engineering (CIRP)
    • Time-varying spiraling vibration re-optimization for deep hole drilling and boring. Z Geng, S Dawson, K Ridgway. The 4th international conference on Dynamics, Vibration and Control, VC-0374, pp181. August 23-25 2014, Shanghai, China.
    • Experimental investigations on effects of frequency in ultrasonically-assisted end-milling of AISI 316L: A feasibility study. Maurotto A, Wickramarachchi CT. Elsevier Ultrasonics 65 (2016) 113-120. DOI: 10.1016/j.ultras.2015.10.012 
    • Experimental study on investigation of dynamics of hexapod robot for mobile machining. Tunc L, Shaw J. Int J Adv Manuf Technol (2016) 84: 817.  DOI: 10.1007/s00170-015-7600-6
    • Surface integrity of SA508 subjected to abusive milling conditions. A Maurotto, Y Gu, D Tsivoulas, MG Burke. 3rd CIRP Conference on Survace Integrity, 2016. Procedia CIRP Volume 45, 2016, Pages 279–282. DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.094
    • A performance evaluation methodology for robotic machine tools used in large volume manufacturing. Barnfather JD, Goodfellow MJ and Abram T. Journal of Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 37(2016)49–56. DOI: 10.1016/j.rcim.2015.06.002
    • Photogrammetric measurement process capability for metrology assisted robotic machining. Barnfather JD, Goodfellow MJ and Abram T. Measurement 78 (2016) 29–41. DOI: 10.1016/j.measurement.2015.09.045
    • Investigation of the Effects of Stewart Platform Type Industrial Robot on Stability of Robotic Milling, Tunc LT, Shaw J. Int J Adv Manuf Technol (2016) 87: 189. DOI: 10.1007/s00170-016-8420-z 
    • Process simulation integrated tool axis selection for 5-axis toolpath generation. LT Tunc, E Budak, S Bilgen, M Zatarain. CIRP Annals - Manufacturing Technology 64(1):1 · June 2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.cirp.2016.04.113 
    • Positional capability of a hexapod robot for machining applications.  Barnfather JD, Goodfellow MJ and Abram T.  Int J Adv Manuf Technol. DOI: 10.1007/s00170-016-9051-0
    • Effects of MQL on surface integrity in  robotic milling of austentic stainless steel. Tunc LT, Gu Y, Burke MG, Procedia CIRP PROCIR-D-15-00549R2. DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2016.02.337
    • Effects of machining abuse on the surface properties of AISI 316L stainless steel.  Maurotto A, Tsivoulas D, Gu Y, Burke MG.  IJPVP Vol 151, March 2017, p 35-44  DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpvp.2017.02.004
    • SCC initiation in the machined austenitic stainless steel 316L in simulated PWR primary water.  Chang L, Duff J, Burke MG, Scenini F.  Proceedings of the 18th Int. Conf. on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems – Water Reactors, Portland, Oregon.  The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series.  DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-67244-1_52
    • Tool path pattern and feed direction selection in robotic milling for increased chatter-free material removal rate. Int J Adv Manuf Tech. Tunc LT, Stoddart D. DOI 10.1007/s00170-016-9896-2

    • Prediction of Tool Tip Dynamics for Generalized Milling Cutters Using the 3D model of the tool body. Tunc LT. Int J Adv Manuf Technol. DOI: 10.1007/s00170-017-1286

  • Advanced Nuclear Fuel
    • “Nuclear Cooldown” M Preuss and T Abram. Paper featured in the September 2014 Nuclear edition of ‘Materials World’, p32-34.
    • In-situ nanoindentation of irradiated silicon carbide in TRISO particle fuel up to 500 C. N Rohbeck, D Tsivoulas, IP Shapiro, P Xiao, S Knol, J Escleine, M Perez, Journal of Nuclear Materials 465 (2015) 692-694. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.06.035
    • An investigation into interaction between the fission product silver and silicon carbide. H Liu, X Geng, N Rohbeck and P Xiao:  Proceedings of ICAPP February 2015
    • High Temperature Nanoindentation of Irradiated Silicon Carbide. 23rd International Conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMiRT-23), Manchester, UK, August 2015
    • Innovative testing methodology for joints of Silicon carbide tubes.  Gentile M, Abram, T,  Top Fuel 2015 Conference Proceedings. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.4520.9205  
    • Properties of alumina calcia joints of Silicon carbide Glass Joints of Silicon Carbide Tubes.  Gentile M, Abram T.  Ceramic Materials for Energy Applications V: A Collection of Papers Presented at the 39th International Conference on Advanced Ceramics and Composites. DOI: 10.1002/9781119211709.ch2
    • Comparison study of silicon carbide coatings produced at different deposition conditions with use of high temperature nanoindentation. N Rohbeck, D Tsivoulas, IP Shapiro, P Xiao, S Knol, J Escleine, M Perez & B Liu, J Mater Sci DOI 10.1007/s10853-016-0476-5
    • Evaluation of the mechanical performance of silicon carbide in TRISO fuel at high temperatures. Rohbeck N, Xiao P.  Nuclear Engineering and Design, Vol 306, pp 52-58.  DOI: 10.1016/j.nucengdes.2016.05.040
  • Near-net shape and engineered structures
    • A Microstructural Study on the Observed Differences in Charpy Impact Behavior Between Hot Isostatically Pressed and Forged 304L and 316L Austenitic Stainless Steel.  Cooper A, Cooper N, Bell A, Dhers J, Sherry A. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 2015, 46 (11), 5126-5138. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-015-3140-9
    • Effect of oxygen content upon the microstructural and mechanical properties of Type 316L austenitic stainless steel manufactured by Hot Isostatic Pressing. Cooper A, Cooper N, Dhers J, Sherry AH, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, September 2016, Vol 47, Issue 9, pp 4467-4475. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-016-3612-6  
    • Mechanistic Studies on Type 300 Stainless Steels Manufactured by Hot Isostatic Pressing: The Impact of Oxygen Involvement on Fracture Behaviour. Cooper A, Dhers J, Sherry AH. Proceedings of ASME PVP 2016, Vancouver. PVP2016-63033
    • Nature of Ga focused ion beam induced phase transformation in 316L austenitic stainless steel. Babu P, Irukuvarghula S, Harte A, Preuss M.  Acta Materialia 120 (2016) 391e402. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2016.08.008
    • Evolution of grain boundary network topology in 316L austenitic stainless steel during powder hot isostatic pressing. Irukuvarghula S, Hassanin H, Cayron C, Attallah MM, Stewart D, Preuss M. Acta Materialia. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-018-4491-9
    • An assessment of the differences in fracture behaviour between HIP and forged 304L stainless steel.  Cooper A . et al. Metall. and Mat Trans A (2017) 48: 2207. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-017-4005-1
    • Tensile fracture behaviour of 316L austenitic stainless steel manufactured by Hot Isostatic Pressing. Cooper AJ, Brayshaw WJ, Sherry AH. Metall. and Mat Trans A (2018).   DOI: 10.1007/s11661-018-4518-2
    • Effect of Temperature on the Fracture Toughness of Hot Isostatically Pressed 304L Stainless Steel. Cooper, A. J. et al. Metall. and Mat Trans A (2018). DOI: 10.1007/s11661-018-4466-x
    • Ductile fracture behaviour of Hot Isostatically Pressed Inconel 690 Superalloy. Cooper, A. J. et al. Metall. and Mat Trans A (2018). DOI: 10.1007/s11661-017-4465-3
    • Ductile fracture assessment of 304L stainless steel using 3D X-ray computed tomography.  Cooper, A. J. TMS2018 Conference Proceedings. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-72526-0_70
  • Underpinning materials research in NNUMAN
    • The effect of residual stress on the Preferential Intergranular Oxidation of Alloy 600. Bertali G, Scenini F, Burke M. Corrosion Science 17.05.2016. DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2016.05.022
    • The intergranular oxidation susceptibility of thermally-treated Alloy 600.  Bertali G, Scenini F, Burke M.  Corr. Sci. (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2016.11.004.
    • Advanced Microstructural Characterization of Alloy 600 Intergranular Oxidation.  Bertali G, Scenini F, Burke M.  Corr. Sci., 100  (2015) 474-483.  DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2015.08.010.
    • Corrosion Fatigue and Microstructural Characterisation of Type 316 Austenitic Stainless Steels Tested in PWR Primary Water. K. Mukahiwa, F. Scenini, M.G. Burke, N. Platts, D. R. Tice, J.W.Stairmand. Corrosion Science 131 (2018), 57-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2017.10.022
    • The Application of In Situ Analytical Transmission Electron Microscopy to the Study of Preferential Intergranular Oxidation in Alloy 600. Burke MG, Bertali G, Prestat E, Scenini F, Haigh SJ.  Ultramicroscopy (2016).  DOI: 10.1016/j.ultramic.2016.11.014
    • The Effect of Temperature on the Preferential Intergranular Oxidation Susceptibility of Alloy 600G. Bertali G, Burke MG, Scenini F, Huin N.  Metall and Mat Trans A (2018), 1-16. DOI: 10.1007/s11661-018-4491-9
    • Crystallographic evolution of MAX phases in proton irradiating environments. Ward J, Middleburgh S, Topping M, Garner A, Stewart D, Barsoum MW, Preuss M, Frankel P. J Nuclear materials Vol 502, 15/4/18 pp 220-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.02.008
    • The beneficial effect of surface C coating on stress corrosion cracking of Type 304 austenitic stainless steels in high temperature water. K Mukahiwa, G Bertali, MG Burke, F Scenini. Scripta Materialia Vol 158, January 2019 pp 77-82. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.08.033
    • Crystallographic evolution of MAX phases in proton irradiating environments. Ward J, Middleburgh S, Topping M, Garner A, Stewart D, Barsoum MW, Preuss M, Frankel P. J Nuclear materials Vol 502, 15/4/18 pp 220-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.jnucmat.2018.02.008
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