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World Water Speed Record
|Date||Wednesday 23 Sep 2015|
|Time||18:30 - Refereshments from 6:30pm for a 7pm start|
|Speaker||Nigel Macknight - Team leader and Boat Driver www.quicksilver-wsr.com|
|Location||EC1-22 - 1st Floor - Engineering and Computing Block - Coventry University|
|Abstract||Nigel Macknight is leading a team working very hard to win back for Britain the World Water Speed Record. Nigel is also the driver of the boat they are building for this purpose, which is called Quicksilver.
Construction of the craft is well advanced, although there is still much work to do before they can float it on the water and begin trials.
The record has stood for 36 years at a speed of 317.60 mph; it went to Australia.
Computers and computing inevitably play a major part in their engineering processes - with, for example, finite-element analysis (FEA) being employed in structural design, and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) being employed in aerodynamic and hydrodynamic analysis.
Nigel has promised us a very compelling presentation feturing "action" film-clips, black-and-white and colour stills, and computer-generated images and animations - some of this set to music. Of course, there is historic footage featuring Donald Campbell and other previous competitors, as well as bang-up-to-date material from Nigel.
Very Brief AGM followed by
Neighbours on Line: Digital inclusion of our Senior Citizens
Robot Life: A User's Manual
The ExoMars Rover Mission
|Date||Wednesday 09 Dec 2015|
|Time||18:30 - Refereshments from 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start|
|Speaker||Abbie Hutty - Airbus Defense and Space - and 2013 IET Young Woman of the Year & Royal Academy of Engineering Rising Star 2014|
|Location||Large Lecture Theatre - Engineering and Computing Block - Coventry University|
|Abstract||The annual Christmas Lecture is again jointly supported by BCS, IET, IMA and Coventry University's Faculty of Engineering and Computing.
Abbie Hutty is the 2013 IET Young Woman of the Year and won the Royal Academy of Engineering Rising Star Award in 2014 and also won the IMechE's Young Member Visionary Award for 2013.
She is the Senior Structural Engineer for the ExoMars Rover Vehicle scheduled for launch in 2018.
She has appeared with the prototype Rover alongside Professor Brian Cox on BBC One's Stargazing Live from Jodrell Bank.
An accomplished STEM Ambassador inspiring school pupils with her achievements.
The talk will be followed by a light buffet supper and networking.Admission is free but booking is essential.
To book, please go to the Evenbrite booking site