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Materials for extreme environments
Materiasl for Extreme Enviroments is a  seminar and showcase organised by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) in association with the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Sponsored by the Materials Knowledge Transfer Network and Sensors & Instrumentation Knowledge Transfer Network, the seminar takes place immediately before the Wheatstone lecture on 9th December at the IET, Savoy Place, London.

The annual Wheatstone lecture hosted by the IET features Andy Green, the driver of Bloodhound SSC - the UK's latest attempt to break the world land speed record and break the 1,000 mph barrier. In order to succeed Bloodhound will need to push the materials used in its construction to the limit, operating often under both extreme temperatures and stresses.

In association with the IET, NPL is hosting an afternoon seminar immediately before the Wheatstone lecture to look at some of the measurement issues that need to be considered when using materials in extreme situations.

The topics covered by the seminar will include:

• measurement of material properties;
• in-situ structural health monitoring;
• surface engineering for damage tolerance and wear resistance;
• dimensional measurement of complex shapes;
• measurement of temperature in extreme situations.

This seminar is aimed at anyone with an interest in the technologies that will underpin the success of Bloodhound SSC and lead naturally into the Wheatstone lecture itself.

To register for these events, which are free, visit:


Fro the Wheatstone lecture, visit: www.theiet.org/wheatstone


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