Jumping ahead at BAE

Materials World magazine
Show jumper by night and materials engineer by day, Danielle Burrows straddles both areas comfortably. The engineer at BAE Systems’ site in Blackburn, UK, chats to Rupal Mehta about how her unflappable attitude towards new challenges and pressures has helped her settle into her job with no previous materials background.
Steel furnace

Slag solutions in steel

Materials World magazine
Introducing glazing materials after secondary metallurgy could reduce the environmental impact of ladle furnace (LF) slag, a by-product of steelmaking. The technique is designed to make the slag easier to handle while reducing powder dispersion.

Micromechanical modelling of glass bundles in elastomers

Materials World magazine
A UK team is developing a micromechanical statistical model to help predict the mechanical durability of glass multifilament bundles used to reinforce elastomers.
Recession or recovery?

The road to recovery

Materials World magazine
The UK economy is said to have clawed its way out of its deepest recession since the 1930s, but are we out of the woods yet? Gary Price talks to representatives from various technical communities about the difficult financial year that has passed and what may lie ahead.

Tribology: Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces publishes special issue on nanotechnology

The latest issue of the journal Tribology: Materials, Surfaces & Interfaces presents a selection of papers on the theme of nanotechnology. Edited by Professor Dr Ing Wilfried Bartz (Technische Akademie Esslingen, Germany) and Professor Anne Neville and Dr Tomasz Liskiewicz (University of Leeds, UK), the issue comprises contributions on the tribological behaviour of nanostructured materials and thin films, including interaction with lubricants, and mechanical and surface characterisation at the micro- and nano-scale.