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Events in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering

Find out about events, seminars and public lectures in MACE.

Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation: Inaugural Meeting

13:00 - 17:00 23 October 2019

Welcome to the Inaugural Meeting of The University of Manchester Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation. Tentative agenda: - Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation: Introduction, History, and Goals – Prof David Schultz - Introductions and Research Opportunities – Attendees Coffee Break - Small-Group Discussions - Formation of Researc..

Impact and Blast Effects: Theory, Analysis and Design

28 - 30 October 2019

A three-day short course designed for professional engineers, consultants, researchers and graduate students, who may be involved in the analysis, testing, modelling, design and the assessment of structures against impact, blast and shock loads. The course will be also be suitable to architects, estate developers, security managers, and govern..

Tyndall Manchester seminar- Professor Sarah Bell- Community co-design for resilient infrastructure

13:30 - 14:30 29 October 2019

Infrastructure resilience requires wide stakeholder engagement, including with local communities and households. This is a challenge for professions, organisations and policies that have established cultures and expertise in top-down, centralised management of infrastructure. Co-design approaches have the potential to enable early, meaningful..

Nuclear Graphite Technology Course

12 - 13 November 2019

The Nuclear Graphite Research Group of The University of Manchester are hosting a short course in Nuclear Graphite Technology on 12-13 November 2019. Around 20% of UK electrical power is generated by 14 graphite moderated Advanced Gas-cooled Reactors (AGRs). These AGRs are between 30 to 42 years old, ie: beyond their envisaged design life of..

Nuclear community quiz night

16:00 - 21:00 26 November 2019

A not nuclear-themed quiz and opportunity for the University's dispersed nuclear community to enjoy some food and drinks together. Teams of up to six people - you can bring one or join one on the day. Please book your place via Eventbrite.

Workshop for active materials experiments at Harwell

09:00 - 17:00 27 November 2019

Workshop for development of equipment and processes for safe analysis of radioactive user samples using the beamlines on the Harwell site. We will focus on existing capability, science cases and user requirements for future development. Preliminary schedule: - 09:00-11:30 Pre-meeting tour and discussion for attendees arriving the previous..

Geological disposal: public engagement and societal impacts

12:00 - 14:00 10 December 2019

Room 5.206, University Place 12:00-13:15 Lunch and lecture 13:15-14:00 Activity session (optional) Delivered by the National Nuclear Laboratory’s Director of External Relations, Adrian Bull, and Plant Chemist and lead for its R&D programme on Public Engagement with Nuclear Issues, Reuben Holmes. During the activity session, attendees wil..

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