Ingenia - Issue 52, September 2012




Rising Clouds

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng

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Response to: Catastrophe risk engineering
Response to: Paralympic technology

Richard Parry-Jones CBE FREng - Not the retiring type

Michael Kenward OBE

After a 38-year career spanning R&D, technology and manufacturing leadership at Ford, Parry-Jones is now bringing his expertise to Network Rail in his new role as Chairman.

Articles in this issue

Range Rover...with a twist

Roger Stansfield

The winner of the 2012 MacRobert Award, the Range Rover Evoque, combines off-road capabilities with a more energy-efficient engine and a lighter body

Shale Gas

Dr Rebecca Pool

Ingenia traces the historical and technical background to shale gas, and the issues related to its extraction

Fusion turns to Engineering

Chris Warrick

The search for fusion energy has led to advances in remote handling, materials science, and plasma isolation chambers

Building the Shard

John Parker

With London’s newest landmark, engineers needed to resolve challenges including building around unmovable cores, extreme craning and controlling the sway of the spire

Brompton Folding Bikes

Will Butler-Adams

From its start with handmade prototypes to becoming the largest-volume bicycle manufacturer in the UK, Brompton Bicycle Ltd has become a manufacturing success story through engineering

Small Modular Reactors

Professor Richard Clegg and Professor Mamdouh El-Shanawany

A new generation of small, factory-built nuclear reactors can provide sources of power for areas which lack a supporting energy infrastructure

INNOVATION WATCH - Indoor Sunlight

Monodraught’s sun pipes are replacing artificial light with daylight in schools, hospitals and warehouses

HOW DOES THAT WORK? - Touchscreens

A look at the different technologies that have led to a revolution in touchscreen applications and usage

Board members for this issue are:

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


ARUP, BAE Systems, ConocoPhillips, Lloyd's Register, Rolls-Royce plc

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


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