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Dr Richard Moat

Professional biography

Richard completed his PhD on additive manufacturing of nickel Superalloys at the University of Manchester in 2010 and then as a PDRA he worked on low temperature transformation welding materials. In 2011 he moved to The Open University where he was appointed lecturer in Materials Engineering. His research interests include Neutron Diffraction, Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction, Welding, Residual stress analysis and Metallurgy.

Research interests

Richard’s research interests hinge around the use of diffraction techniques to develop understanding of residual stress, phase transformations or mechanical behavior of metallic materials. This work often involves the use of large scale national and international research facilities such as ISIS and Diamond in Oxfordshire and the ILL and ESRF in Grenoble, France.

As well as Diffraction techniques, Richard regularly uses the Open University characterization facilities, such as EBSD and digital image correlation to support his research. 

Teaching interests

Richard’s teaching activities are varied and include personal development planning and the softer skills required for engineers as well a structural integrity assesment:

T176 –            Engineering: professions, practice and skills 1

T276 –           Engineering: professions, practice and skills 2

T357 –           Structural integrity: Designing against failure

TXR120 –      Engineering: an active intro

TXR220 –     Engineering in action

T450 –           The Engineering Project

T198 –            Engineering at work

Richard is also an AL on T375 – Structural integrity: Designing against failure.

Research Activity

Research groups

NameTypeParent Unit
Materials Engineering GroupGroupFaculty of Mathematics, Computing and Technology

Publications

In situ observation of strain and phase transformation in plastically deformed 301 austenitic stainless steel (2016-12-15)
Das, Yadunandan B.; Forsey, Alexander N.; Simm, Thomas H.; Perkins, Karen M.; Fitzpatrick, Michael E.; Gungor, Salih and Moat, Richard J.
Materials & Design, 112 (pp. 107-116)
Modelling and control of neutron and synchrotron beamline positioning systems (2016-03-21)
Nneji, S. O.; Zhang, S. Y.; Kabra, S.; Moat, R. J. and James, J. A.
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 813 (pp. 123-131)
A new method for quantifying anisotropic martensitic transformation strains accumulated during constrained cooling (2014-08-12)
Mark, A. F.; Moat, R.; Forsey, A.; Abdolvand, H. and Withers, P. J.
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 611 (pp. 354-361)
Surface residual stresses in multipass welds produced using low transformation temperature filler alloys (2014)
Ramjaun, T. I.; Stone, H. J.; Karlsson, L.; Gharghouri, M. A.; Dalaei, K.; Moat, R. J. and Bhadeshia, H. K. D. H.
Science and Technology of Welding and Joining, 19(7) (pp. 623-630)
Back stress work hardening confirmed by Bauschinger effect in a TRIP steel using bending tests (2014)
Kato, Hiroyuki; Moat, Richard; Mori, Tsutomu; Sasaki, Kazuaki and Withers, Philip
ISIJ International, 54(7) (pp. 1715-1718)
ENGIN-X – instrument for materials science and engineering research (2013)
Zhang, Shu Yan; Evans, Alexander; Eren, Elvin; Chen, Bo; Pavier, Martyn; Wang, Yiqiang; Pierret, Stephane; Moat, Richard and Mori, Ben
Neutron News, 24(3) (pp. 22-26)
Effect of interpass temperature on residual stresses in multipass welds produced using low transformation temperature filler alloy (2013)
Ramjaun, T.; Stone, H. J.; Karlsson, L.; Kelleher, J.; Moat, R. J.; Kornmeier, J. R.; Dalaei, K. and Bhadeshia, H. K. D. H.
Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 19(1) (pp. 44-51)
In situ neutron diffraction study of texture evolution and variant selection during the α→β→α phase transformation in Ti–6Al–4V (2012-12)
Obasi, G.C.; Moat, R.J.; Leo Prakash, D.G.; Kockelmann, W.; Quinta da Fonseca, J. and Preuss, M.
Acta Materialia, 60(20) (pp. 7169-7182)
Work hardening induced by martensite during transformation-induced plasticity in plain carbon steel (2012-12)
Moat, R. J.; Zhang, S. Y.; Kelleher, J.; Mark, A. F.; Mori, T. and Withers, P. J.
Acta Materialia, 60(20) (pp. 6931-6939)
Linear friction welding of aluminium to magnesium (2012-07)
Bhamji, I.; Preuss, M.; Moat, R. J.; Threadgill, P. L. and Addison, A. C.
Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 17(5) (pp. 368-374)
Linear friction welding of aluminium to copper (2012-05-01)
Bhamji, I.; Moat, R. J.; Preuss, M.; Threadgill, P. L.; Addison, A. C. and Peel, M. J.
Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 17(4) (pp. 314-320)
In Situ observation on the influence of ß grain growth on texture evolution during phase transformation in Ti-6A-4V (2011-12)
Obasi, G. C.; Moat, R. J.; Prakash, D. G. Leo; Kockelmann, W.; Quinta da Fonseca, J. and Preuss, M.
Materials Science Forum, 702/3 (pp. 854-857)
Design of weld fillers for mitigation of residual stresses in ferritic and austenitic steel welds (2011-04)
Moat, R. J.; Stone, H. J.; Shirzadi, A. A.; Francis, J. A.; Kundu, S.; Mark, A. F.; Bhadeshia, H. K. D. H.; Karlsson, L. and Withers, P. J.
Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 16(3) (pp. 279-284)
Detailed diffraction and electron microscopy study of inertia-friction-welded dissimilar high-strength steels (2011)
Moat, R. J.; Karadge, M.; Preuss, M.; Bray, S. E. and Rawson, M.
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 42(10) (pp. 3130-3140)
In-situ observation of primary γ′ melting in Ni-base superalloy using confocal laser scanning microscopy (2011)
Attallah, M. M.; Terasaki, H.; Moat, R. J.; Bray, S. E.; Komizo, Y. and Preuss, M.
Materials Characterization, 62(8) (pp. 760-767)
Residual stresses in laser direct metal deposited Waspaloy (2011)
Moat, R. J.; Pinkerton, A.J.; Li, L.; Withers, P. J. and Preuss, M.
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 528(6) (pp. 2288-2298)
A comparison of residual stress development in inertia friction welded fine grain and coarse grain nickel-base superalloy (2011)
Iqbal, N.; Rolph, J.; Moat, R.; Hughes, D.; Hofmann, M.; Kelleher, J.; Baxter, G.; Withers, P. J. and Preuss, M.
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 42(13) (pp. 4056-4063)
A comparative study of laser direct metal deposition characteristics using gas and plasma-atomized Ti–6Al–4V powders (2011)
Ahsan, M. Naveed; Pinkerton, Andrew J.; Moat, Richard J. and Shackleton, Judith
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 528(25-26) (pp. 7648-7657)
Design of weld fillers for mitigation of residual stresses in ferritic and austenitic steel welds (2011)
Moat, R. J.; Stone, H. J.; Shirzadi, A. A.; Francis, J. A.; Kundu, S.; Mark, A. F.; Bhadeshia, H. K. D. H.; Karlsson, L. and Withers, P. J.
Science and Technology of Welding & Joining, 16(3) (pp. 279-284)
Linear friction welding of AISI 316L stainless steel (2010)
Bhamji, Imran; Preuss, Michael; Threadgill, Philip L.; Moat, Richard J.; Addison, Adrian C. and Peel, Matthew J.
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 528(2) (pp. 680-690)
Deformation twinning in Ti-6Al-4V during low strain rate deformation to moderate strains at room temperature (2010)
Prakash, D. G. Leo; Ding, R.; Moat, R. J.; Jones, I.; Withers, P. J.; Fonseca, J. Quinta da and Preuss, M.
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 527(21-22) (pp. 5734-5744)
Crystallographic texture and microstructure of pulsed diode laser-deposited Waspaloy (2009)
Moat, R. J.; Pinkerton, A. J.; Li, L.; Withers, P. J. and Preuss, M.
Acta Materialia, 57(4) (pp. 1220-1229)
Residual stresses in inertia-friction-welded dissimilar high-strength steels (2009)
Moat, R. J.; Hughes, D. J.; Steuwer, A.; Iqbal, N.; Preuss, M.; Bray, S. E. and Rawson, M.
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 40(9) (pp. 2098-2108)
Phase transformations across high strength dissimilar steel inertia friction weld (2008)
Moat, Richard; Karadge, Mallikarjun; Preuss, Michael; Bray, Simon and Rawson, Martin
Journal of Materials Processing Technology, 204(1-3) (pp. 48-58)
An assessment of the mechanisms of transformation plasticity in SA508 Grade 3 steel during simulated welding thermal cycles (2014)
Francis, J. A.; Moat, R. J.; Abdolvand, H. and Forsey, A.
In : 7th International Conference on Mechanical Stress Evaluation by Neutrons and Synchrotron Radiation (MECA SENS VII 2013 (10-12 September 2013, Sydney, Australia) (pp. 188-193)
The effect of Sn on corrosion mechanisms in advanced Zr-cladding for pressurised water reactors (2013)
Frankel, P.; Wei, J.; Smith, J.; Lyon, S.; Cottis, R. A.; Preuss, M.; Ni, N.; Lozano-Perez, S.; Moore, K. L.; Yardley, S. S.; Grovenor, C. R. M.; Smith, G.; Sykes, J.; Ambard, A.; Blat-Yrieix, M.; Comstock, R. J.; Hallstadius, L.; Francis, E.; Forsey, A. and Moat, R.
In : 17th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry (03-07 February 2013, Hyderabad)

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