Advanced Fluids and Thermodynamics

Downstream effects on F1 vehicles

Josh Newbon, from the School of Engineering and Computing Sciences at Durham University, explains the effects of the wake from a generic Formula 1 car on a downstream vehicle.

Predictive capability of advance RANS models

Neil Ashton from the School of Mechanical Aerospace and Civil Engineering at Manchester University, presents an investigation into the predictive capability of advance RANS models for the DrivAer Automotive Model.

Transmissions and Differentials

Dr Stephanos Theodossiades, Reader in Dynamics at Loughborough University talks about challenges and some recent developments in the modelling of transmissions and differentials.

Vertical Aerospace Making Air Travel Personal, On Demand and Carbon Free

Development of electric Urban VTOL aircraft over 3 prototypes

Birmingham Young Members How 3D Structured Light is Used in the Aerospace Industry

A bit of a company pitch, but very clear explanation of the principles

The Secret History of Fighter Aircraft Engine Development in WW2

Authoritative account of wartime engine development.

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.

Water and Energy: a zero carbon UK water industry

Given the high power consumption of water infrastructure, utilities are continuously exploring ways to improve the energy performance of their existing processes or integrate new technologies to save power and money. This webinar explores the overall strategy for the UK water industry in achieving net-zero carbon by 2030 and expand with a technical case study on the recovery of energy from waste. Two speakers from Mott MacDonald, one of the two international consultancies advising on Water UK’s carbon zero plan, share insights and take questions on the following: UK Water sector net-zero carbon aspirations and roadmap to 2030 Water sector carbon/energy hotspots and required action Sludge management – how it fits to the net-zero carbon agenda and energy reduction Sludge technologies – current trends and future possibilities to maximise resource recovery

Introduction to metallurgy for upstream oil and gas

All the engineered components and structures we work with are made from materials. It is therefore important for engineers to have an understanding of materials, their properties and how they perform. This event provides an overview of commonly used metals and alloys (types and grade designations), their properties (strength, toughness, corrosion resistance etc.) and their applications in the upstream oil and gas industry. It explains how they get their properties (alloying, heat treatment, etc.), the typical problems to look out for and when to seek specialist advice. It also briefly covers how welding affects material properties. This webinar is hosted by the Aberdeen Young Member Panel.

Can cryogenic liquids be thermodynamically exploited for Energy Systems Applications? Webinar

In this webinar held by members of our Leicester Region, Dr Neville Rebelo will give a talk entitled “Can cryogenic liquids be thermodynamically exploited for Energy Systems Applications?” The talk will discuss measuring evaporative heat transfer to liquid nitrogen droplets in superheated immiscible liquids. Dr Neville Rebelo is a Research Fellow at the Gas Turbine and Transmissions Research Centre (G2TRC) at the University of Nottingham. His main research interest is in thermofluids where he studies droplet dynamics and heat transfer to cryogenic droplets.



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