Engineers’ Zero-G space research shows how to build stronger metal components

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Engineers conducting experiments in the unique environment of microgravity – known as Zero-G – have gained important new insights into the way metals solidify. Data from experiments installed on rockets that travelled some 260 km above Earth helped develop a new method for assessing how solidification takes place – and that will allow for the production of stronger metal components.

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Grain structure modelling

Period7 Mar 2018

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  • TitleEngineers’ Zero-G space research shows how to build stronger metal components
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTrinity News and Events
    Media typeWeb
    CountryIreland
    Date7/03/18
    DescriptionEngineers conducting experiments in the unique environment of microgravity – known as Zero-G – have gained important new insights into the way metals solidify. Data from experiments installed on rockets that travelled some 260 km above Earth helped develop a new method for assessing how solidification takes place – and that will allow for the production of stronger metal components.
    Producer/AuthorThomas Deane
    URLhttps://www.tcd.ie/news_events/articles/engineers-zero-g-space-research-shows-how-to-build-stronger-metal-components/
    PersonsShaun Mc Fadden