Engineering themes

Ingenia articles are categorised by engineering themes and subject areas.

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Breathing new life into wind turbine blades

Breathing new life into wind turbine blades

As wind turbine blades are being retired in increasing numbers, engineers are coming up with solutions to extend their use.

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Repair or replace – what drives a circular economy?

Repair or replace – what drives a circular economy?

Paul Hide from AMDEA looks at what right to repair legislation means for manufacturers.

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Unfolding clothes that grow

Unfolding clothes that grow

Petit Pli’s space tech-inspired and sustainable children’s clothing grows with the wearer.

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Engineering biodiversity

Engineering biodiversity

New legislation means that all new developments, such as roads and railways, must demonstrate how they have increased biodiversity.

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Better buildings need a breath of fresh air

Better buildings need a breath of fresh air

Dr Shaun Fitzgerald OBE FREng sets out how buildings can be COVID-safe and climate friendly.

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Keeping carbon grounded

Keeping carbon grounded

Professor Jane Rickson

Agricultural engineering techniques are reducing, capturing and storing carbon emissions from soil.

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Sustainable second lives

Sustainable second lives

Hugh Ferguson

Reusing and recycling when transforming building can save significant carbon emissions.

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Rethinking the future through design

Dr Mark Fletcher FREng discusses the interdependencies between natural systems, engineered systems, and public health and wellbeing.

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Sound moorings for a renewable career

Sound moorings for a renewable career

Maritime engineer Dr RV Ahilan FREng discusses how his interest in fluid mechanics led him into offshore work and renewable energy.

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Helping the green revolution

Helping the green revolution

David Williams and Muhammad Imran Khan

Hornsea One is the world’s largest offshore windfarm, generating enough electricity to supply over one million UK homes, while Hornsea Two is under construction.

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Cleaning wastewater with algae

Cleaning wastewater with algae

Geoff Watts

When a toilet is flushed, bath emptied or washing machine finishes, that wastewater needs to be treated and discharged safely into the environment. Algae provide a cheaper and lower-carbon method of purification.

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