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.
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.
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.
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The proposed research aims at laying the mathematical foundations for aperiodic tiling - inspired structures to be used for additive manufacturing of novel cellular materials. http://www.open.ac.uk/r...ructures-inspired-maths
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|Co-investigator||01 Apr 2019||30 Sep 2027||EPSRC Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council|
An existing CDT led by the Centre for Nuclear Engineering (CNE) at Imperial College in collaboration with multi-disciplinary nuclear groups at Cambridge (Nuclear Energy Centre, CNEC) and The Open Universities, is now joined by the University of Bristol and Bangor University to form a new Nuclear CDT, bringing together over 50 academics with internationally-leading research across nuclear materials (e.g. primary circuit structures, fuels, structural materials and wasteforms), joining/manufacturing technologies, structural integrity assessment methods and standards, thermal hydraulics, geological storage and disposal (e.g. rock mechanics), safety and security (e.g. accident modelling and structural integrity), nuclear technology policy and public engagement, plant decommissioning and clean up, regulation, new nuclear build, advanced reactor technology, the fuel cycle, plant life extension, and naval nuclear propulsion.
A systematic numerical and experimental study into the mechanical properties of five honeycombs (2023-07-07)
Clarke, Daniel John; Imediegwu, Chikwesiri; Moat, Richard and Jowers, Iestyn
Composites Part B: Engineering, Article 110895 ([Early Access])
Mechanical characterisation of novel aperiodic lattice structures (2023-05)
Imediegwu, Chikwesiri; Clarke, Daniel; Carter, Francesca; Grimm, Uwe; Jowers, Iestyn and Moat, Richard
Materials & Design, 229, Article 111922
A computational method for determining the linear elastic properties of 2D aperiodic lattice structures (2023)
Imediegwu, Chikwesiri; Grimm, Uwe; Moat, Richard and Jowers, Iestyn
The Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design ((Early Access))
Compressive behaviour of cellular structures with aperiodic order (2022-09)
Moat, R. J.; Muyupa, E.; Imediegwu, C.; Clarke, D. J.; Jowers, I. and Grimm, U. G.
Results in Materials, 15, Article 100293
Additive manufacturing of bio-inspired multi-scale hierarchically strengthened lattice structures (2021-08)
Tan, Chaolin; Zou, Ji; Li, Sheng; Jamshidi, Parastoo; Abena, Alessandro; Forsey, Alex; Moat, Richard J.; Essa, Khamis; Wang, Minshi; Zhou, Kesong and Attallah, Moataz M.
International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, 167, Article 103764
The τ-plot, a multicomponent 1-D pole figure plot, to quantify the heterogeneity of plastic deformation (2020-02)
Simm, T. H.; Das, Y. B.; Forsey, A. N.; Gungor, S.; Fitzpatrick, M. E.; Prakash, D. G. L.; Moat, R. J.; Birosca, S.; da Fonseca, J. Quinta and Perkins, K. M.
Materials Characterization, 160, Article 110114
pyCM: An open-source computational framework for residual stress analysis employing the Contour Method (2020)
Roy, M.J.; Stoyanov, N.; Moat, R.J. and Withers, P.J.
SoftwareX, 11, Article 100458
On the Accuracy of Finite Element Models Predicting Residual Stresses in Quenched Stainless Steel (2019-12-04)
Medina-Juárez, Israel; Araujo de Oliveira, Jeferson; Moat, Richard J. and García-Pastor, Francisco
Metals, 9, Article 1308(12)
The effect of cyclic-loading generated intergranular strains on the creep deformation of a polycrystalline material (2019-09)
Mamun, A. A.; Moat, R. J.; Kelleher, J. and Bouchard, P. J.
Materialia, 7, Article 100385
Mesoscale modelling of miscible and immiscible multicomponent fluids (2019-06-04)
Zhao, Zuochao; Moat, Richard and Qin, Rongshan
Scientific reports, 9, Article 8277 (2019)
Mechanical Property Heterogeneity in Additively Manufactured Nickel Superalloy (2018-01-17)
Forsey, Alex; Das, Yadunandan; Simm, Thomas H.; Clark, Dan; Boswell, John; Gungor, Salih and Moat, Richard
Materials Science and Engineering A, 712 (pp. 681-684)
Residual stress control of multipass welds using low transformation temperature fillers (2018)
Moat, R. J.; Ooi, S.; Shirzadi, A. A.; Dai, H.; Mark, A. F.; Bhadeshia, H. K. D. H. and Withers, P. J.
Materials Science and Technology, 34(5) (pp. 519-528)
Substructure Development and Deformation Twinning Stimulation through Regulating the Processing Path during Multi-Axial Forging of Twinning Induced Plasticity Steel (2018)
Akbarian, Shima; Zarei-Hanzaki, Abbas; Abedi, Hamid Reza; Unnikrishnan, Rahul and Moat, Richard
Advanced Engineering Materials, 20, Article 1800453(11)
The influence of temperature on deformation-induced martensitic transformation in 301 stainless steel (2018)
Das, Yadunandan B.; Forsey, Alexander N.; Kelleher, Joe; Kabra, Saurabh; Fitzpatrick, Michael E.; Simm, Thomas H.; Gungor, Salih and Moat, Richard J.
Materials Science and Technology, 34(17) (pp. 2114-2125)
Through-Thickness Residual Stress Profiles in Austenitic Stainless Steel Welds: A Combined Experimental and Prediction Study (2017-12)
Mathew, J.; Moat, R.J.; Paddea, S.; Francis, J.A.; Fitzpatrick, M.E. and Bouchard, P.J.
Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 48(12) (pp. 6178-6191)
Origin of the Bauschinger effect in a polycrystalline material (2017-11-07)
Mamun, A. A.; Moat, R. J.; Kelleher, J. and Bouchard, P. J.
Materials Science and Engineering: A, 707 (pp. 576-584)
Prediction of residual stresses in girth welded pipes using an artificial neural network approach (2017-02)
Mathew, J.; Moat, R. J.; Paddea, S.; Fitzpatrick, M. E. and Bouchard, P. J.
International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 150 (pp. 89-95)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Origin and Effect of Back Stress on Cyclic Creep Deformation of 316H Stainless Steel (2015)
Mamun, Abdullah; Moat, Richard James and Bouchard, P. John
In : ASME 2015 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (19-23 Jul 2015, Boston, Massachusetts, USA) (V005T09A013)
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 Sep 2013, Sydney, Australia) (pp. 188-193)
Effect of Sn on Corrosion Mechanisms in Advanced Zr-Cladding for Pressurised Water Reactors (2014)
Frankel, P. G.; Wei, J.; Francis, E. M.; Forsey, A.; Ni, N.; Lozano-Perez, S.; Ambard, A.; Blat-Yrieix, M.; Comstock, R. J.; Hallstadius, L.; Moat, R.; Grovenor, C. R. M.; Lyon, S.; Cottis, R. A. and Preuss, M.
In : 17th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry (03-07 Feb 2013) (pp. 404-437)
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 Feb 2013, Hyderabad)