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Further Thermodynamics, Energy and Fluid Mechanics

How Can Waste Heat and Geofluids Heat Help Decarbonising the Oil and Gas Industry?

In this interactive webinar Laure Mora and colleagues joining live from the Climeon test facility in Sweden discuss harnessing waste heat from industrial processes and geothermal heat for energy generation.

Tidal Energy lecture

Dr George A Aggidis, Director of Lancaster University Renewable Energy Group & Fluid Machinery Group, discusses recent reports showing that tidal energy could become the major supplier of UK energy.

Gasoline direct injection

James Evett, Business Manager of Fuel Injector Actuator at Sentec, delivers a talk titled "Gasoline Direct Injection".

The Secret History of Fighter Aircraft Engine Development in WW2

Authoritative account of wartime engine development.

Integration of the Engine into Aircraft Wings

A spicific class of design problem

What Makes a Good Process?

This presentation was delivered by Alex Campbell, a Practitioner at the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) based in the North-East of Scotland. SMAS works with companies of all sizes and across numerous industries to support improvements in productivity, culture and behaviours. The presentation looks at the principles of what makes and enables a good process. During the session Alex will give real-life examples of what he has seen and experienced within SMAS and in his engineering career prior to becoming a practitioner. The presentation covers the voice of the customer (internal and external), flow of material and information, theory of constraints, non-value adding time (including examples of what engineers are often guilty of), workplace organisation and continuous improvement. To sustain success, underlaying all of this, is the vision, infrastructure, technologies and, most importantly, the people. The key takeaways are the importance of people engagement, how process improvements can often be made with minimal investment and how to ensure that changes are sustained.

How the public perceive shale gas

Mathew Humphy and professor Sarah O’Hara from the University of Nottingham talk through the results of the Nottingham UK shale gas survey.

Fracking will solve UK gas shortage

Ken Cronin, chief executive officer at UKOOG, explains that in 20 years 80% of the UK gas supply will be imported if we don't utilise shale gas supplies.

Is Shale Gas the answer to lasting UK power?

Tim Fox, head of Energy and Environment at IMechE explains the institution's position on shale gas exploration. He discusses why we need to consider Shale Gas as an energy supply for the future.

Real world drag coefficient

Steve Windsor from Jaguar Land Rover asks if real world drag coefficient is wind averaged drag

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