Superalloys & High Performance Materials - Lecture Course



The lecture videos from this course aim to build upon an understanding of the principles of advanced engineering materials, to develop further understanding of high-performance metallic materials systems. This course focuses on the processing principles and performance of titanium, zirconium and nickel superalloy materials for high temperature and demanding environment applications, with a particular focus on their use in the nuclear and aerospace industries. The course was taught by Dr Christopher Daniel and Dr Alec Davis at The University of Manchester in 2021. The lecture topics include; 1. Introduction to Titanium and Zirconium Alloys 2. Phase Transformations in Titanium and Zirconium Alloys 3. Deformation Mechanisms in Titanium and Zirconium Alloys 4. Introduction to Zirconium Alloys for Nuclear Applications 5. Thermomechanical Processing of Titanium and Zirconium Alloys 6. Texture Development in Titanium and Zirconium Alloys 7. Near-β Titanium Alloys 8. Titanium Aluminide Intermetallic Alloys 9. Degradation of Zirconium Alloys 10. Introduction to Superalloys and their Applications 11. Precipitation in Nickel-Base Superalloys 12. Single Crystal Superalloys for Turbine Blade Applications 13. The Metallurgy of Titanium Additive Manufacturing
Date made available19 May 2021
PublisherUniversity of Manchester Figshare


  • titanium alloys
  • zirconium alloys
  • nickel superalloys
  • thermomechanical processing
  • materials performance
  • Aerospace industry
  • Nuclear industry
  • metals and alloy materials

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