Contents

Ingenia - Issue 61, December 2014

Editorial

Great exhibitions

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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In brief

More than a bridge, A call to action, Create the Trophy winner, Rosetta mission, Inflatable incubators, Africa prize, and Ingenia live

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Letters

Responses to: Education editorial, Kelpies, Autonomous vehicles editorial

Dr Graham C Bray, Alan Hayward FREng, Professor Will Stewart FREng

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Profile

Professor Mark Miodownik FREng

His marvellous materials

Professor Mark Miodownik’s fascination with materials and their properties has led to a career as both a successful researcher and a high-profile communicator of science and engineering in the media
By Michael Kenward OBE

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Articles

When will cars drive themselves?

Professor Tim Gordon and Mathias Lidberg

There are many claims made about the progress of autonomous vehicles and their imminent arrival on UK roads. We look at the engineering behind these predictions

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Modelling ships in danger

David Prentice, Wijendra Peiris, Nick Brown and Geoff Watts

Stricken ships in danger need expert help to be rescued. Lloyd’s Register’s Ship Emergency Response Service (SERS) was set up to provide this support

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The rise and rise of GPUs

Chris Edwards

The technology used to bring 3D video games to the personal computer and to the mobile phone is now beginning to take on more computing duties inside a wide array of electronic devices

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Applied origami

Manisha Lalloo

With mathematical modelling and new software based on the properties of folded paper, origami is finding applications in surface design, collapsible and deployable structures, robotics and medicine

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Fusing glass and steel

Graham Dodd and Felix Weber

The Bombay Sapphire glasshouses built in Hampshire have pushed the engineering design of glass and steel structures to the limit, creating opportunities for the materials to be used more efficiently, sustainably and at less cost in the future

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INNOVATION WATCH - Flexiarch

The FlexiArch was developed and launched in 2007, creating a minor renaissance for arch bridges.

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HOW DOES THAT WORK? - AEROGELS

Aerogels

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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
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
John Loughhead OBE FREng
Martin Manning FREng
Professor Elaine Martin OBE FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Director of Policy and External Affairs Beverley Parkin


Sponsors

The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia: ARUP, BAE Systems, Lloyd's Register, Rolls-Royce plc

The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia:

- ARUP

ARUP Sponsor pictureARUP is a global firm of designers, engineers and business consultants providing a diverse range of professional services to our clients around the world. Sustainability underpins our work and the firm is the creative force behind many of the world’s most innovative and sustainable buildings, transport and civil engineering projects. Established 60 years ago, ARUP has nearly 9,000 employees, based in 86 offices in 37 countries, working on up to 10,000 projects at any one time. ARUP is a wholly-independent firm owned in trust on behalf of our staff. With no external shareholders, this independence enables us to shape our own direction with no outside pressure or influence.
[www.arup.com]

- BAE Systems

BAE Systems Sponsor pictureBAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company with approximately 93,500 employees worldwide and a primary focus on five home markets: the US, UK, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Australia and India. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2011 BAE Systems reported sales of £19.2 billion (US $30.7 billion).
[www.baesystems.com]

- Lloyd's Register

Lloyd's Register Sponsor pictureLives and livelihoods depend on quality systems you will probably never see, ships, roads and railtracks on which you may never travel and distant production plants about which you have never heard.

The Lloyd’s Register Group is an organisation that works to enhance safety and to approve assets and systems at sea, on land and in the air. We check that assets and systems work so that people and communities around the world can get on with everyday life. We are driven by a strong sense that what we are doing matters.

To make this happen, we set, uphold and apply high technical standards of design, manufacture, construction, maintenance, operation and performance across many industries to the benefit of many businesses.

Lloyd’s Register stands apart: independent, objective, experienced and uncompromising in our commitment to helping our clients.
[www.lr.org]

- Rolls-Royce plc

Rolls-Royce Sponsor pictureRolls-Royce depends on its ability to innovate and invests over £900 million on Research and Development, two-thirds of which is aimed at improving the environmental performance of its products and operations.

With annual sales of £11 billion, an order book of over £60 billion and 39,000 people employed globally, Rolls-Royce has manufacturing and service facilities in 50 countries. Our customer base comprises 500 airlines, 4,000 corporate and utility operators, 2,000 marine customers and 160 armed forces and energy customers in 120 countries. We have over 54,000 gas turbines in service worldwide which generate a demand for high-value services throughout their operational lives. Rolls-Royce service revenues have grown by ten per cent compound over the past decade, now representing 51 per cent of annual sales.
[www.rolls-royce.com]

 

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