Public Events 2016
Wrexham Glyndŵr University hosts many varied events which are open to the public to attend (and are often free) in our conference facilities and other venues across the University. These can be public lectures, seminars, art clubs, literature festivals and more…
Here is a list of the events that are coming up that are open to the public. Some are hosted by the University and some are run at the University by organisations who wish to promote their event for the public to attend. Please contact the organisers directly for more details or to book your space by following the links shown.
This list is regularly updated so please do check this page for updates. If you would like to join our mailing list to hear about these type of events directly please email us your details to email@example.com
Wrexham Carnival of Words - Joanne Harris
Sat 29th April 2017 Catrin Finch Centre 7pm
Best-selling author, Joanne Harris (Chocolat) talks about the background that inspired her new novel 'Different Class'
Tel: 01978 292090 / Tel: 01978 357444
Wrexham Carnival of Words - Aled Lewis Evans: Retrospective
2 May 7.30pm Catrin Finch Centre
A bilingual journey through twenty books of Wrexham-based Aled's work. Tickets £5.00. Tel: 01978 292090 / Tel: 01978 357444
Wrexham Carnival of Words - Historical Fiction Night: My Era is better than yours
5 May 7pm Nick Whitehead Theatre
A panel of authors who know their eras inside out. Tickets: £8.00 (includes entry to Ben Kane). Tel: 01978 292090 / Tel: 01978 357444
Inaugural Professorial Lecture
Shape Matters: How the external geometry and material content of an engineering component can influence its strength and life
Alison McMillan, Professor in Aerospace Technology
Thursday 25 May 2017, 6pm (drinks reception from 5.30pm) Catrin Finch Centre
In the design of engineering components, it is necessary to verify that the design geometry is adequate to the duty. This requires an analysis of the component as a result of the loads and other conditions applied to it. Usually the material of the component is considered to be “elastic”. Here the relationship between loads and deformation is defined mathematically, based on Hooke’s Law. Under more exacting conditions, an applied load can cause permanent “plastic” deformation, or material failure. In Finite Element Analysis the material properties and the shape of the component are represented mathematically, with loads and displacement constraints applied to the component surface.
The as-manufactured component differs from the prescribed geometry, by at most the “tolerance”. There are two issues with that approach: firstly how to ensure that the Finite Element Analysis encompasses all possible dimensional variations; and secondly that typical components are not particularly smooth, and surface roughness has a character all of its own. Furthermore, almost all components contain flaws within the material, or the material property varies within the volume.
The work to be presented includes models of: surface roughness and its importance in component assessment; ultrasound wave propagation through solids, to detect material damage; and the manufacturing process of machining, to understand which parameters influence surface quality.
Alison McMillan is Professor in Aerospace Technology at Wrexham Glyndwr University. She previous worked for about fifteen years at Rolls-Royce plc, where she developed component capability acquisition strategies, and coordinated research programmes and collaborative projects with academic and other industry partners. She developed the recent composites capability strategy at its early stages, and went to do lead the composites methods research activities for geometric modelling, manufacturing, and stress and impact induced failure mechanism prediction. Since joining Wrexham Glyndwr University, she has been developing her research interests in stress and fatigue analysis of heterogeneous materials and components with non-smooth surfaces.
Alison is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Higher Education Academy, and is a Member of the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering. She engages with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) outreach and organises public seminars.
Our Inaugural Professorial Lectures are open to all and are free to attend. Each lecture will be proceeded by a drinks reception.
To book your space go to https://alisonmcmillan.eventbrite.co.uk
For enquiries: Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01978 293466
Dates for diary:
Inaugural Professorial Lecture Professor David Skydmore Wednesday 11 October 2017 6pm
Inaugural Professorial Lecture Professor Alec Shepley Wednesday 15th November 2017 6pm
Inaugural Professorial Lecture Professor Mandy Robbins Wednesday 17th January 2018 6pm
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