Ingenia - Issue 51, June 2012


Olympic Legacies

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

Engineering learnings from the 2012 Games

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In brief

Celebrating steam innovation; Water music; SET for Britain; Forum for engineering

In Brief: short articles and engineering news

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Response to: Smart cities

Ellie Cosgrave and Léan Doody

Contributing authors to Information Marketplaces: The New Economics of Cities respond to What’s so clever about smart cities? (Ingenia 50)

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Catastrophe risk engineering

Dr Gordon Woo

Leading risk expert from the Blackett Review panel explains some of the best ways to identify, asses and manage high impact low probability risk

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Sarah Springman CBE FREng

Competitive spirit

A civil engineer renowned for her research and teaching in soil mechanics. She has enjoyed a parallel career as an international elite athlete
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Paralympic Technology

Tim Rushby-Smith and Lawrie Douglas

Wind tunnel testing, computer modelling, and adapted prosthetics built from specialist materials help Paralympic athletes maximise their sporting potential

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Design Winner

Emily Bick

Design team Barber Osgerby worked with UK engineering companies to develop a lightweight, functional, safe and memorable Olympic Torch for London 2012

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Imaging in Four Dimensions

Professor Phil Withers FREng and Professor Peter D Lee

Improvements in 3D X-ray tomography have allowed researchers to create movies to study processes including tumour growth and permafrost thawing

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MacRobert Award 2012

The MacRobert finalists for 2012 are Andor Technology with a vacuum cooled scientific CMOS camera; Jaguar Land Rover with the Range Rover Evoque; and the JBA Group with the JFLOW flood mapping system

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Delivering the games

Sir John Armitt CBE FREng FICE

The chair of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) explains how the ODA has helped clear the Stratford site for the Olympic Park and prepared the permanent venues and infrastructure for the 2012 Games

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The Olympic Velodrome

The 6,000 seat London 2012 Olympic Velodrome was inspired by the minimalist design of the champion cyclist Victoria Pendleton’s racing bike

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Offsite Construction

Hugh Ferguson

Laing O’Rourke’s Explore Manufacturing precast concrete facility uses techniques from the automobile and aerospace industries to improve precision and efficiency in construction

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INNOVATION WATCH - Pocket-sized programming

The Raspberry Pi Foundation promotes creative computing education with its credit-card sized PC

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Pool sterilisation

An explanation of methods used to disinfect swimming pools

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Temporary Olympic Structures

In a bid to meet sustainability goals, temporary venues have featured highly in the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Editorial Board

The members of the Ingenia editorial board

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Dominic Joyeux
Copy Editor Emily Bick
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Derek Hanson FREng
Michael Kenward OBE
John Loughhead OBE FREng
Martin Manning FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Stephen Vranch FREng


Director, Policy & Public Affairs Beverley Parkin

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