Ironman by Leroy Gardner, Professor of Structural Engineering at Imperial College London
06 Oct 2015
Date: Wednesday 14 October 2015
Venue: G16 Lecture Theatre, Sir Alexander Fleming Building, Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ (Building no 35 on the map).
The lecture is free to attend and open to all, but registration is required in advance - Click here for more information and to book.
A pre-lecture tea will take place from 16.45 opposite the lecture theatre in room 120 on the first floor of the Sir Alexander Fleming Building. After the lecture a drinks reception will be hosted back in the same room. If you would like to attend the post lecture drinks then register for that option (and only that option) via the link above - you do not need to register for the lecture separately.
The research of Professor Leroy Gardner and his group concerns the behaviour and design of steel structures, with a particular emphasis on high performance steels. The primary constituent element of steel is iron, with the selective addition of alloying elements bringing enhanced mechanical properties and durability to suit a range of engineering applications.
The focus of this inaugural lecture is on the testing, simulation and design of stainless steel structures. The underpinning research that has enabled the development of novel design methods to recognise and capture the particular material characteristics of stainless steel is explained. The impact of the research throughout the structural engineering community, as well as the global reach of the findings, are also highlighted.