Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Designing with composite materials. 48th John Player Memorial Lecture

20 March 2013

This Lecture will be presented by Professor Mike Hinton, Technology Director, National Composites Centre

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46th John Player Memorial Lecture: At the Cutting, Scratching and Piercing Edges

23 March 2011

This is a free evening lecture open to all. Professor Tony Atkins will leave you wondering...

whether men should consider shaving with a potato peeler and women whether they manicure their nails properly. These are not trivial thoughts!

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45th John Player Lecture: The Challenges of “Deep”

15 March 2010

Presented by:
Professor Richard Chaplin

The majority of rope applications are safety critical where failure can cause loss of life, damage and disruption. Those applications which involve great depth are amongst the most challenging.

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44th John Player Lecture - Meeting the Challenge: A380, A350XWB and Beyond

18 March 2009

This presentation explores how Airbus engineers rose to the challenge of developing structural solutions that balanced these often conflicting needs, culminating in the most successful entry into service ever for a commercial aircraft.

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Getting the Best Out of Britain's Nuclear Workhorses

01 April 2008

The AGR design is unique to the UK and a considerable amount of development work has been required over the years to underpin safe, reliable, operation. This paper outlines a brief history of nuclear power in the UK; highlights some of the challenges which have been encountered along the way, and gives examples of the significant improvements in performance of the nuclear fleet over recent years.

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