Professor Martin Bache
Telephone: (01792) 295287
Room: Knowledge Transfer Office - 009
Ground Floor
Institute of Structural Materials
Bay Campus

Areas of Expertise

  • Mechanical characterisation of advanced metallic and ceramic based systems
  • Processing, microstructural evolution and mechanical properties of titanium alloys
  • Fatigue damage in structural materials


  1. Davey, W., Bache, M., Davies, H., Thomas, M. Fatigue Performance of the Novel Titanium Alloy Timetal 407 MATEC Web of Conferences 165 04001
  2. Bache, M., Coleman, C., Coleman, M., Gray, V., Boettcher, C., Bache, M., Coleman, M. Microstructure evolution in flow formed IN 718 products and subsequent fatigue crack growth properties Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures
  3. Newton, C., Jones, J., Gale, L., Bache, M. Detection of Strain and Damage Distribution in SiCf/SiC Mechanical Test Coupons ASME Proceedings: Ceramics V006T02A004
  4. Bache, M., Nicholson, P., Williams, E., Bache, M. In-Situ Assessment of Fracture in SiCf/SiC Under Computed X-Ray Tomography ASME Proceedings: Ceramics V006T02A005
  5. Newton, C., Jones, J., Chamberlain, A., Bache, M. Inhomogeneous Strain Distribution in SiCf/SiC Coupons Under Tensile Loading ASME Proceedings: Ceramics V006T02A001

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  • EGTM69 Mechanical Testing and Data Analysis

    The units will cover the following: Mechanical test equipment and their operation; Furnaces and specimen grips; Extensometry and temperature measurement; Crack monitoring; Data logging; Standards and Calibrations; Data handling; Laboratory exercise; interpreting fracture surfaces. Associated Health and Safety.


  • Understanding the service environment from a corrosion perspective. (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Ben Cockings
  • Oxidation and its effect on the Fatigue Properties of the Nickel Based Superalloy RR1000 (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Mark Whittaker
  • Recommend a change in thesis title to the following:«br /»«br /»«br /» "Deformation and fracture of Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMC)" (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Spencer Jeffs
  • Fatigue behaviour in novel titanium alloys (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Helen Davies
  • Upscale of a novel powder interlayer bonding repair process for complex Titanium 6-4 parts. (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Helen Davies
  • The microstructural and mechanical understanding of flowformed F1E (current)

    Other supervisor: Prof Graham Williams
  • Investigation into heat treatment of Weartech Co-Cr-Mo alloys (awarded 2019)

    Other supervisor: Dr Helen Davies
  • ''Understanding the effect of non-standard near net shape manufactured test piece geometry on mechanical property data generation and analysis'' (awarded 2018)

    Other supervisor: Prof David Worsley
  • 'Novel test techniques for the detection and identification of damage in SiCf/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites ' (awarded 2018)

    Other supervisor: Prof David Worsley