Ingenia - Issue 74, March 2018


This is Engineering!

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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Guest Editorial

Engineering for society

Dr Hayaatun Sillem

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Collaboration is key to improving the UK's productivity

Sir John Armitt CBE FREng

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A formula for success

Michael Kenward OBE

During 30 years at the forefront of developments in Formula One technology, Paddy Lowe FREng has played a role in 158 race wins, and seven Drivers’ Championship titles.

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Q & A - Elliott Webb

As an Arup apprentice, Elliott Webb is gaining valuable experience across several engineering disciplines, including working on High Speed Two.

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Raising and conserving the Mary Rose

Dominic Joyeux, Dr Eleanor Schofield, and Christopher Dobbs

The Mary Rose was raised from the sea more than 35 years ago. Since that time, innovative engineering techniques have helped to preserve the hull and the ship’s artefacts, and are still being used in its conservation.

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Measure to make better

Michael Kenward OBE

Metrology, the scientific study of measurement, is fundamental to manufacturing. As production processes evolve, measurement techniques must develop and become more precise.

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A tower with a twist

Hugh Ferguson and Richard Lawson

The twisted design of the PwC Tower in Johannesburg presented engineers with a host of structural challenges. They employed parametric modelling to help come up with efficient solutions.

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An ingenious introduction to engineering

Portia Sale

The Royal Academy of Engineering’s Ingenious scheme funds projects that engage the public with engineering. Some of these projects are playing an integral role in the government’s Year of Engineering.

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While there are many different types of robots, many share the same components that help them move.

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INNOVATION WATCH - A more convenient way to camp

A British manufacturer has created the world’s lightest tent, following several years of research and development into innovative materials and manufacturing processes.

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Editorial Board

Board members for this issue are:

Editor-in-Chief Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng
Managing Editor Gemma Hummerston
Editorial Assistant Portia Sale
Editorial Board Professor John Burland CBE FREng FRS
Michael Kenward OBE
Professor David Delpy FREng FMedSci FRS
John Loughhead OBE FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng
Professor Liz Tanner OBE FREng FRSE
Faith Wainwright MBE FREng
Professor William Webb FREng
Associate Director, Communications and Partnerships Jo Trigg


The Royal Academy of Engineering acknowledges the generous support by the following organisations for Ingenia: Rolls-Royce plc, BAE Systems, Arup.

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

Rolls-Royce plc

Rolls-Royce Sponsor picture

Rolls-Royce’s vision is to create better power for a changing world via two main business divisions, Aerospace and Land & Sea. These business divisions address markets with two strong technology platforms: gas turbines and reciprocating engines. Rolls-Royce has customers in more than 120 countries, comprising of more than 380 airlines and leasing customers, 160 armed forces, 4,000 marine customers, including 70 navies, and more than 5,000 power and nuclear customers.

Annual underlying revenue was £14.6 billion in 2014 and the firm’s announced order book stood at £73.7 billion at the end of 2014. In 2014, Rolls-Royce invested £1.2 billion on research and development. We also support a global network of 31 University Technology Centres, which position Rolls-Royce engineers at the forefront of scientific research. Rolls-Royce employs over 54,000 people in more than 50 countries. Over 15,500 of these are engineers.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems Sponsor picture

BAE Systems is a global defence, aerospace and security company with approximately 82,500 employees worldwide and operations in countries including the US, UK, Saudi Arabia, and Australia. 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 2015, BAE Systems reported sales of £17.9 billion.



ARUP Sponsor picture

Arup 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 in 1946, Arup has over 12,800 employees based in 89 offices, working across 146 countries on 14,000 projects in any given year. 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.

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