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The second Annual Young Railway Professionals (YRP) Dinner Dance was held on the 3rd February 2011.
A presentation will be made by Matthew Cartmell, James Watt Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Glasgow, charting the history of space tether research at the university, including his own personal contribution, up to its current state and the areas where future research efforts should focus. In addition to this, current Ph.D. student Malcolm McRobb will present the Suaineadh project (pronounced shin-aid); a practical endeavour, conducted in collaboration with KTH in Sweden a
The presentation will describe how the RAIB investigate accidents and lessons learnt from the issues identified by investigations
How easy is it to get off our fossil fuel habit? Could Britain live on its own renewable energy? How does our current energy consumption compare with our sustainability options. Dr Alison Cooke will offer a straight talking assessment of the engineering challenges involved, and discuss how to make energy plans that add up based on the IMechE Energy Plan which was presented in Copenhagen in September 2009 alongside 9 other countries.
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