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Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) Innovation Network. Themed competition launch - Integrated Computational Materials Science and Engineering

Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) Innovation Network. Themed competition launch - Integrated Computational Materials Science and Engineering

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  • 1. CDE Themed Competition Briefing Integrated Computational Materials Science & Engineering (ICMSE) for Defence and Security Materials & Structures Technology (MAST) Programme 04 December 2013
  • 2. Welcome • MAST STC programme overview • ICMSE competition briefing • Questions Parallel activities: • Followed by: – Interface appointments – Exhibits – Webinar 12 December 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 2 of 55 – CDE briefings – Armour & Protection competition briefing – Networking Hub “Meet me board”
  • 3. Welcome • MAST STC Programme Overview • ICMSE competition briefing • Questions Parallel activities: • Followed by: – Interface appointments – Exhibits – Webinar 12 December 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 3 of 55 – CDE briefings – Armour & Protection competition briefing – Networking Hub “Meet me board”
  • 4. MAST STC Programme Overview 04 December 2013
  • 5. The MAST STC programme Materials and Structures Technology Science & Technology Centre • Focus for UK Defence materials S&T • £8M pa tri-service programme – Security of supply for low observable (LO) materials research – Breakthroughs in “MAST” capability – Intelligent customer built on a national S&T network • Key aspects – exploitation and responsiveness 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 5 of 55 www.dstl.gov.uk/maststc maststc@dstl.gov.uk
  • 6. MAST – Core research themes • Low-observable materials – Microwave absorbers • Advanced materials & structures – Infrared to ultraviolet camouflage – Vibro-acoustic materials • Metallics & ceramics – Metamaterials • Polymers & composites • Cross-cutting themes – Multifunctional materials – Application to structures – Manufacturing – Computational materials science 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 – Structural and protection materials UNCLASSIFIED Slide 6 of 55 – Through Life Capability Management (TLCM) & in-theatre support
  • 7. Examples • Driving breakthrough innovation – Weldable ultra-hard blast steels – Affordable military titanium – Pressure cast ceramic body armour – Recycled polymer armour – Nanocomposite armour • Tri-service relevance – Low cost damage tolerant composites > Air – Lightweight gap crossing (bridging) > Land – Corrosion control of naval structures > Sea 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 7 of 55
  • 8. Military drivers • • • • Improved operations Improved protection Sustain capability longer Future-proof defence capability • Materials for lighter weight and lower cost military structures • Materials with added functionality • Materials for improved survivability • Materials for reduced signatures • Improved sustainability and maintainability of materials in service 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 8 of 55
  • 9. Military drivers Additional information • Defence research view – See previous presentations: – MAST: www.dstl.gov.uk/maststc – CDE: www.science.mod.uk - ‘Events and Calls’ • 10 year view – Defence Equipment Plan • 20-30 year views - DCDC – JCN 2/12: Future Land Operating Concept – JCN 3/12: Future Air and Space Operating Concept • DCDC global strategic trends programme: global trends to 2040 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 9 of 55
  • 10. Investing in innovation • Competed core research projects – Delivered through the MAST community of suppliers – Low-observable materials – Advanced materials & structures • Annual CDE themed competition – Open to all external suppliers: Industry Primes, SMEs, academia – MAST membership NOT required • Support for PhDs 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 10 of 55
  • 11. MAST in the defence equipment lifecycle 66% TRL 1 to 3 Concept – Assessment – Demonstration – Manufacture – In-service – Disposal 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 11 of 55
  • 12. Technology Readiness Levels 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 12 of 55
  • 13. Joining the MAST community Organisation registers interest by email MASTSTC@dstl.gov.uk Dstl registers members using completed MQQ and accesses for eligibility E-docs sent to interested organisation: Presentations MQQ Capability alignment? Which package(s)? MQQ completed and returned to Dstl Membership awarded Allowing access to: DMF KTN group Using completed MQQ’s Dstl down-selects members for research contracts and issues ITT’s 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 13 of 55
  • 14. Defence Materials Forum (DMF) • • • • Communication Stimulating good ideas Encouraging exploitation Building collaboration • 73 member organisations • Capability database – DMF 4: 20 Nov 2012 (Sheffield AMRC) – DMF 5: 21 May 2013 (National Physical Laboratory) – Annual Review: 23 Oct 2013 (QinetiQ) – DMF 6: Jan/Feb 2014 (Date & venue tbc) 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 14 of 55
  • 15. National and global context • Government recognises contribution of advanced materials to economy • Defence must benefit from the wider and more substantial investment – Developments for civil applications – Alignment with EPSRC, TSB & Industry • Defence sets unique requirements • Robotics & autonomous systems • Synthetic biology • Regenerative medicine • Advanced materials – Deliberately in harms way • Energy – Uncertain operating conditions & lifetimes • Defence is an early adopter • International collaboration with other governments 04 December 2013 DSTL/PUB77392 • Space • Agri-science – Extreme environments © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl • Big data UNCLASSIFIED Slide 15 of 55 • UK businesses turnover £170B/pa producing and processing materials − 15% GDP − £50B export value
  • 16. Coherent investment: Driving exploitation • Defcon 705: IP retained by suppliers but MOD has rights of use • What does this mean? • Dstl collaborates in its research investment – Share aims and outcomes with partners • Ensure coherent cost-effective investment • Maximise exploitation – Across UK government (EPSRC, TSB, BIS) – With key allied governments • USA: AFRL, ARL, ONR • France: DGA • Australia, Canada and New Zealand • Generates opportunities for co-investment (without prejudice, commitment or precedent) 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 16 of 55
  • 17. Previous MAST CDE themed competition • September 2011 - Novel materials for defence exploitation – Large general competition – 27 projects funded, 25% of proposals – 22 projects with academia and SMEs – 5 projects with Tier 1/2 companies – Several have received second stage funding • April 2013 - Smart & multifunctional materials & structures – 10 projects funded, ~20% of proposals • December 2013 - ICMSE – Expect similar scale as Smart competition • 2014 timing and theme tbc 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 17 of 55
  • 18. Highlights • • • • Next-generation armour materials Morphing structures Gekko technology Low-glint coatings www.roke.co.uk/gekko 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 18 of 55
  • 19. Today's MAST CDE themed competition Integrated Computational Materials Science & Engineering (ICSME) for Defence & Security Projects to commence from April 2014 www.science.mod.uk/events/events_and_calls.aspx Click on “current calls” 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 19 of 55
  • 20. And next… • MAST Programme Overview • ICMSE competition briefing • Questions Parallel activities: • Followed by: – Interface appointments – Exhibits – Webinar 12 December 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 20 of 55 – CDE briefings – Armour & Protection competition briefing – Networking Hub “Meet me board”
  • 21. ICMSE CDE Themed Competition Briefing 04 December 2013
  • 22. Outline • What is ICMSE? • Examples of previously funded ICMSE work • Scope of this CDE themed competition – Technical challenge – Exploitation – Specifics 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 22 of 55
  • 23. What is ICMSE? • ICMSE is an approach to design products, the materials they comprise, and their associated materials processing methods by integrating multiple materials models over multiple length scales to generate engineering solutions • Understanding process-structures-propertiesperformance relationships in an integrated manner 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 23 of 55
  • 24. Scope for this CDE competition • For ICMSE to provide improved performance, manufacturability and sustainability of materials and military capability at reduced cost by applying theoretical and computational materials science, simulation and analysis to defence and security environment • Materials and applications include, but not limited to: – Protective and structural, low observables, multi-functional, – Material and platform life extension, material aging and cost reduction 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 24 of 55
  • 25. Scales • Atomistic (Ǻ-nm): ab-initio, density functional theory • Molecular (nm): phase field, semiempirical, molecular dynamics • Meso/Macroscale (μm-mm): finite element, finite volume, continuum, Monte Carlo • Structural scale (m): finite element, finite volume, continuum 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 25 of 55
  • 26. Key areas • Invention and discovery; design of materials and/or processes by appropriate use of ICMSE • Foundational engineering; integrating predictive capabilities for specific engineering design with materials • Pervasive ICMSE; advancement of tools, techniques and methods that cut across materials, processes and applications to provide a common basis for materials ICMSE 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 26 of 55
  • 27. Examples of MOD-funded ICMSE • Understanding Impact of Ceramic Armour Materials (UNICAM) • Rapid Aeroelastic and Structural Analysis Model builder (RASAM) • National PhD Scheme Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics (UHTC) • New design approaches • Device miniaturisation 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 27 of 55
  • 28. Understanding Impact of Ceramic Armour Materials (UNICAM) • Aim: – To develop an understanding of the effect of ceramic microstructure on the ballistic performance of armour ceramics • Rationale: – Selection of ceramics for armour applications is based on test data, by attempting to understand the effect of the microstructure on performance it is hoped future ceramics can be ‘designed’ for armour applications 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 28 of 55
  • 29. Rapid Aeroelastic and Structural Analysis Model builder (RASAM) • Aim: – Rapid modelling of air structures to allow analysis of loading and aeroelasticity without CAD generation • Rationale: – Current modelling packages take many man hours to design a structure.By reducing the time taken, a greater number of designs can be considered 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 29 of 55
  • 30. Ultra-High Temperature Ceramics • Aim: – To develop a multi-scale approach to understanding the failure and damage mechanisms in ultra-high temperature ceramics • Rationale: – Ultra-high temperature ceramics offer unique thermal performance, however understanding their failure mechanism will permit application 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 30 of 55
  • 31. New design approach • Transformation electromagnetics/optics • Co-ordinate transformation • Conformal mapping • What spatially varying material properties are required to achieve desired wave manipulation within a given physical geometry? 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 31 of 55
  • 32. Device miniaturisation • Transformed broadband lens • Thickness reduction – From 90 mm to 30 mm • QMUL & BAE Systems ATC Filton • Science Reports, 2013 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 32 of 55
  • 33. ICMSE CDE Themed Competition Briefing Launch – 3 December 2013 04 December 2013
  • 34. Driver for this CDE competition • ICMSE can provide accelerated understanding for the defence and security environment • Development and application of integrated computational models for: – Materials discovery – Design – Development – Sustainment 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 34 of 55
  • 35. Aims of this CDE competition • All proposals and research must be UNCLASSIFIED • Three areas – Invention and discovery; design of materials and/or processes by appropriate use of ICMSE – Foundational engineering; integrating validated predictive capabilities for specific engineering design with materials – Pervasive ICMSE; advancement of tools, techniques and methods that cut across materials, processes and applications to provide a common basis for materials ICMSE 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 35 of 55
  • 36. Targets • Build small steps with externally funded research towards a vision for MOD • Compress the time for design, experimentation, manufacture, through-life effects • If in doubt please use the MAST mailbox for clarification – MASTSTC@dstl.gov.uk – Subject: ICMSE 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 36 of 55
  • 37. Potential interest areas • Low observables • High strain rate applications • Lightweight damage tolerant structures • Multi-functional materials • Through Life Capability Management • Materials operating in extreme conditions and environments • Maximising performance outcomes and reliability 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 37 of 55
  • 38. Low observables (LO) • LO applications span radio to microwave frequencies, infrared to ultraviolet wavelengths and airborne and underwater acoustic environments • Example studies could include: – Transitioning transformation electromagnetics from a mathematical method into a usable design tool integrated into off-the-shelf tools – Multi-scale modelling of particulate-filled coatings linking microscopic properties to macroscopic coating performance 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 38 of 55
  • 39. High strain rate applications • Modelling of the deformation and failure of materials via appropriate brittle and/or plastic failure modes may provide insight into the performance of materials • Changing mechanisms with increasing strain rate must be considered • For example, novel scale bridging techniques could be applied to link atomistic effects to those observed during ballistic events 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 39 of 55
  • 40. Lightweight damage tolerant structures • Defence structures are required to provide both low mass and high damage tolerance in a wide range of environments • ICMSE could generate novel designs improving performance against these criteria • For example the use of genetic algorithms could be applied to design and optimise material combinations or structural designs 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 40 of 55
  • 41. Multi-functional materials • Adding functionality to currently used materials could provide an advantage through reduced burden, increased system redundancy, or additional capability • Combining multiple areas of physics in a single model • For example: – How do the electrical properties of a material change during high strain rate deformation? – Monitoring mechanical performance during chemical changes such as corrosion or thermal cycling 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 41 of 55
  • 42. Through Life Capability Management • Performance and behaviour of materials, both metallic and polymeric, will through their life cycle depend upon the environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, UV, etc) experienced • Understanding the effects of these conditions upon the material and predicting the aging of materials could support military decision making 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 42 of 55
  • 43. What we are looking for • Potential areas of interest to defence and security include (but are not limited to): – Invention and discovery; design of materials and/or processes by appropriate use of ICMSE – Foundational engineering; integrating validated predictive capabilities for specific engineering design with materials – Pervasive ICMSE; advancement of tools, techniques and methods that cut across materials, processes and applications to provide a common basis for materials ICMSE 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 43 of 55
  • 44. Military capability • It is important to keep in mind the wide range of defence platform type, structures, equipment and devices • Examples include: – Unmanned vehicles (land, sea or air) – Large ships, land vehicles and aircraft – Tents or large deployable operating bases or headquarters – Radios, weapons or clothing 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 44 of 55
  • 45. Defence and security covers a broad spectrum 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 45 of 55
  • 46. What we are NOT looking for • Literature reviews of the state-of-the-art • Proposals that: – do not provide an understanding of the defence or security relevance, however futuristic – apply off-the-shelf tools to routine materials and structures problems in a defence context If in doubt please use the MAST mailbox for clarification MASTSTC@dstl.gov.uk Subject: ICMSE 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 46 of 55
  • 47. Example… • NOT looking for: Finite element modelling of a wing structure using fibre reinforced polymer composite • ARE looking for: Multi-scale understanding of such a structure, from the atomic interfaces through weave design to high strain rate performance, that would provide evidenced-based selection for future structures If in doubt please use the MAST mailbox for clarification MASTSTC@dstl.gov.uk Subject: ICMSE 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 47 of 55
  • 48. This CDE competition does NOT cover • Power – Except relating to structural power • Explosives • Sensor electronics – Except: o as part of the effectiveness of Structural Health & Usage Monitoring Systems o as part of novel materials for antennas • Chemical, Biological, Radiological If in doubt please use the MAST mailbox for clarification MASTSTC@dstl.gov.uk Subject: ICMSE 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 48 of 55
  • 49. Features of successful proposals • Internationally or nationally leading research • Collaboration is desirable – Academia + SMEs + defence industry • Ability to communicate outcomes in a defence context, great research but so what? • Must have a clear defence and security application – UK-based exploitation path – What is the next step and the long-term vision/roadmap? – MOD as an early adopter 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 49 of 55
  • 50. Innovative studies • Short duration studies, typically 3-9 months – Must be completed by 31 December 2014 • Typically £30-80k (Total budget £600k) • Must demonstrate proof-of-principle/concepts within the timescale of the project • Successful studies may secure additional future funding in the future, but no guarantee – It is desirable to scope out the future research direction – What is your vision for the next phase? 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 50 of 55
  • 51. Key details • Launch event 3 December 2013 • Webinar 12 December 2013 • Competition close @ 17:00hrs 16 January 2014 Don’t leave it until the last minute! Technical point of contact MASTSTC@dstl.gov.uk Subject: ICMSE 04 December 2013 © Crown copyright 2013 Dstl DSTL/PUB77392 UNCLASSIFIED Slide 51 of 55

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