24 June 2014: materials and structures enduring challenge

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CDE enduring challenge competition presentation on materials and structures from 24 June 2014 Innovation Network event in Cardiff

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24 June 2014: materials and structures enduring challenge

  1. 1. MAST STC Materials And Structures Technology Science & Technology Centre UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 27 June 2014 Professor Ian Youngs Project Technical Authority Physical Sciences Department Porton Down maststc@dstl.gov.uk www.dstl.gov.uk/maststc
  2. 2. Contents • What is MAST • Who delivers research for MAST • Technical scope • Link to military capability • The challenges UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 27 June 2014
  3. 3. © Crown copyright 27 June 2014 Programme vision “MAST is the recognised hub for exploiting global investment in state of the art materials and structures science for enhanced defence and security capability.” Future proofing that from which defence equipment is made! UK OFFICIAL
  4. 4. UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 27 June 2014 Community: Defence Materials Forum “MAST STC is now a shining example of how Dstl is acting as S&T agent for MOD” • 73 Members – Industry – Academia • Capability database • £7.2M invested FY14/15 • 90% EMR • ~60 tasks contracted
  5. 5. Programme structure UK OFFICIAL Programme management and strategic direction Elements delivered by industry and academia Low observable materials Advanced materials and structures Core research programme Innovation programme Studentship programme Affordable (air) structures Maritime structures Related programmes Whilst the programme is led by Dstl, more than 90% of all funding is spent with industry and academia. © Crown copyright 27 June 2014
  6. 6. UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 27 June 2014 Low observable materials • Radar absorbing materials • Infrared/visible camouflage technology • Vibro-acoustic materials • Metamaterials
  7. 7. Advanced materials & structures • Metals and Ceramics • Polymers and Composites • Multifunctional Materials • Through Life Capability Management UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 27 June 2014
  8. 8. UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 27 June 2014 Challenges: Materials unlocking capability • Performance • Availability • Cost • Future proof
  9. 9. Mapping MAST to capability © Crown copyright 27 June 2014 UK OFFICIAL
  10. 10. Mapping MAST to capability © Crown copyright 27 June 2014 UK OFFICIAL
  11. 11. Mapping MAST to capability © Crown copyright 27 June 2014 UK OFFICIAL
  12. 12. Micro and nano to macro scale science in an application context – e.g. accounting for platform assembly not just materials performance UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 27 June 2014 Credit: TATA Steel Credit: University of Cambridge
  13. 13. Accelerate progress: working with industry to make new materials at scales that enable testing under realistic conditions • Spark Plasma Sintering • Kennemetal Ltd • e.g. Affordable titanium UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 27 June 2014 Credit: Wales Online Credit: Sheffield University
  14. 14. In-service performance: maintenance and repair, costs of corrosion and bio-fouling UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 27 June 2014
  15. 15. Unlocking new sub-system capability from emerging technology (e.g. metamaterials) • Novel physics • New design & fabrication paradigms UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 27 June 2014 Credit: MIMiCRA Project led by BAE Systems, EADS IW Credit: Queen Mary University, BAE Systems
  16. 16. World class, state of the art computational materials science and experimentation e.g. polymeric armour materials UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 27 June 2014 Credit: Imperial College
  17. 17. Multi-function materials and systems inspiring lightweight and miniaturised capability e.g. Bio-inspired morphing wings UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 27 June 2014 Credit: Queen Blue Bear Systems Research
  18. 18. Relevant enduring challenge themes • New capabilities: challenging current convention, disruptive • All environments: personnel, platforms, facilities, materials – Protection: physical, susceptibility to detection – Mobility: lightweighting, comfort, propulsion – Lower cost of ownership: maintenance, repair, life extension • Multi-function or smart materials as enablers for structures: – Situational awareness – Power – Communications UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 27 June 2014
  19. 19. Closing remarks • We’re interested in most aspects of materials and structures science and technology • We want to capitalise global advances for UK defence and economic benefits • But we can’t fund work in every area • So please identify where we can play a part – To unlock technical progress – And hence defence capability impact UK OFFICIAL© Crown copyright 2013 Dstl 27 June 2014
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