Improving the world through engineering
YORKSHIRE REGION PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2011/12
Thanks to our sponsor AESSEAL plc for their assistance with producing this programme card
CONTENTS PAGE 03
REGIONAL CHAIRMAN’S LETTER
YOUNG MEMBERS’ EVENTS
2011/12 PROGRAMME - EVENT DETAILS
2011/12 PROGRAMME - EVENT DETAILS
Listed in date order covering all events in the Yorkshire Region
Listed in date order covering all events in the Yorkshire Region
Improving the world through engineering
INTRODUCTION The Yorkshire Region would like to thank all the companies who offer their support in a multitude of ways including hosting visits by Members and providing facilities for events and committee meetings. These include AESSEAL plc, Cummins Turbo Technologies, David Brown Gear Systems, the Universities of Bradford, Huddersfield, Hull, Leeds, Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam. A special thank you to AESSEAL plc for also sponsoring this yearâ€™s card, enabling all Yorkshire Region Members to receive a posted copy in addition to the electronic versions. From 1 July 2011 the Region has a new Admin Officer, replacing Charlie Baxter who is returning to a career in engineering. Her replacement, Nicky Baxter, can be contacted using the same e-mail YorksAdmin@imechenetwork.org and phone number 0113 3910537. Please note: n The programme is also available as a digital page-turner and pdf download from: http://nearyou.imeche.org.uk/uk/york. n New events are added and event details do change throughout the year. For up-to-date details and to register for events visit the Near You website http://nearyou.imeche.org.uk/uk/york, or contact the Admin Officer. n To ensure you receive Regional event updates as well as details of relevant IMechE events and seminars keep your contact details and interests up-to-date: go to www.imeche.org and log-in top right. n All events are open to Members, their guests and visitors. Unless otherwise mentioned all events are free to attend. n Where mentioned, some events are restricted on numbers and priority may be given to Members. Host companies may require employer information and reserve the right to refuse entry. n If anyone attending events has special access needs please advise in advance so that correct facilities are available. n Any Member is welcome to attend their Area or Young Member Panel Committee meetings. Please contact the committee Secretary for details. n Members seeking general advice on membership matters should contact the Business Development Manager Denis Healy.
n Members seeking advice or assistance from the Support Network should visit www.bfime.org.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Maureen Hayes on 020 7304 6816.
REGIONAL CHAIRMAN’S LETTER Dear Member As the Chairman of the Yorkshire Region it is my pleasure to introduce the programme of events for the 2011-2012 year. The Area committees of Yorkshire have put a lot of effort into pulling these events together for you, the membership, and we really look forward to seeing you at some of the events during the year. Some key events to look out for are the Regional Prestige Lecture on the Vulcan Restoration project being held on 27th October at Robin Hood Airport, and of course our main event of the year, the Presidential Visit to the Region. This year, Professor Rod Smith, the former Head of Department for Mechanical Engineering at Sheffield University, will be visiting the South Yorkshire Area in his capacity as the 126th President of the Institution. The event will culminate in a Regional Dinner for our Members at the magnificent Cutlers Hall in Sheffield. Although still in the planning stages, I suggest you get your name down early for this ‘grand event’ on 15th March 2012. You will also find a whole host of other events that will cater for your interest in mechanical engineering. Just take a look through the programme card and see what we have going on throughout the coming year. If you prefer the digital world, then the Institution’s Near You website will have the latest information on all events, including an electronic version of this programme card http://nearyou.imeche.org/uk/york/. To receive e-mail notifications of events, now would be a good time to make sure that your e-mail address is up-to-date by logging into the IMechE website and updating your profile. Some of our Areas also have Facebook pages where they will keep you up-to-date with events in their area of Yorkshire. The Yorkshire Region also has an official twitter feed @IMechE_Yorks where I will be keeping you up-to-date with the latest happenings and news from the Yorkshire Region. Be the first to hear what’s going on by following us! If you would like to get a little more involved, maybe you know someone who could give an excellent lecture, maybe you would like to network some more, or would like to engage the next generation of potential engineers, then why don’t you get in touch with one of the committees to offer your assistance. They will be very grateful for your support. I would like to thank Mark Hesketh for his dedication and hard work over the last 2 years as Chairman, and I look forward to leading the committee and Region during this next term of office. Finally, I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Charlie Baxter. Charlie has been the Yorkshire Region’s Admin Officer for 6 years and in that time has been the cornerstone of the Region, making sure that everything happens from events to meetings, from training to presidential visits. Charlie has decided to hang up her Admin Officer’s hat and return to her career in engineering, but will remain as a volunteer on the Northern Area committee. I know that I echo all Yorkshire Region committees when I state that Charlie has provided us with excellent support over the years, and we wish her the very best with her future career. You will be pleased to hear that we have already appointed a new Admin Officer, Nicky Baxter. We welcome Nicky to the Yorkshire Region of the Institution and look forward to working with her. For continuity, we have transferred the Admin Officer contact details over to Nicky, so she can be contacted on tel: 0113 3910537, e-mail: YorksAdmin@imechenetwork.org. PAGE 04
Yours faithfully Andy Hamilton CEng FIMechE, Yorkshire Region Chairman
YOUNG MEMBERSâ€™ EVENTS As the Regionâ€™s Young Members tend to be more fluid with their events, reacting to topical issues and external factors, their events are not included in the event listings. To find out about their events remember to keep checking http://nearyou.imeche.org/uk/york/ or follow them on Facebook and Twitter (links available from the Near You website). The Young Members will be organising the Speak Out For Engineering competition early in 2012. This is judged mainly on presentation skills and prizes are awarded.
2011/12 PROGRAMME - EVENT DETAILS
RAILWAY DIVISION NORTH EASTERN CENTRE Tue 13 Sep 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Apprentice to Engineering Director, a 20 year journey Speaker: Dave Brennan - Wabtec Rail Venue: Wabtec Rail, Training Centre, Doncaster Works, Hexthorpe Road, Doncaster DN1 1QY 5 minutes walk from Doncaster railway station via footbridge Free Car Parking via Hexthorpe Road entrance. WESTERN AREA Wed 14 Sep 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Get Registered Speaker: Denis Healy - Institution of Mechanical Engineers Venue: Cummins Turbo Technologies Ltd, St Andrews Road, Huddersfield HD1 6RA The Regional Business Development Manager will be running a 2 hour workshop on how to become professionally registered and a full Member of IMechE. This is ideal for anyone including Associate Members, mid-career engineers and time served apprentices and
technicians. In the weeks following the workshop you will be able to submit your application as part of a group submission with interviews being arranged locally. EASTERN AREA Wed 14 Sep 2011 - 6.00pm Refreshments: 5.30pm Visit to Swift Caravans Venue: Swift Group Limited, Dunswell Road, Cottingham, East Yorkshire HU16 4JX The Swift Group, based in Cottingham, are the only UK manufacturer to produce caravans, motorhomes and holiday homes. They are one of the largest employers in the East Yorkshire region, employing over 750 people in a modern 126,000 Sq Ft factory. The Swift Group prides itself on the quality of its engineers and engineering ability, using the latest CAD & FEA packages to hitech CNC and water jet cutting machinery. The tour will last an hour and will cover all the main areas of design and production including a full site tour. Registration with the Admin Officer is required. WESTERN AREA Sat 17 Sep 2011 - 10.45am Family Outing to the National Coal Mining Museum Venue: National Coal Mining Museum, Caphouse Colliery, New Road, Overton, Wakefield WF4 4RH Whilst current engineers may be looking into new forms of energy production, Industrial Britain was founded on power generation from fossil fuels. Bring your family and come with us for a guided tour of a real coal mine to explore how conditions and practises have changed over the years. It would particularly be nice to see any engineers on the day who may have been involved in the industry and for you to offer your experiences on the tour. Please bring sensible footwear and clothing as this is a real mine! This event is pre-registration only, book early to avoid disappointment.
NORTHERN AREA Sat-Sun 10-11 Sep 2011 - 10.00am Inspiring Budding Engineers at the British Science Festival Venue: Bradford Can you build a self powered buggy using a piece of card, length of dowel, some wooden wheels, an elastic band and a balloon? If so, adults and parents are invited to assist budding engineers to build a buggy. With a prize for the buggy that travels the furthest distance and the most innovative design, come along and find out how the IMechE can support your future engineering career. If IMechE Members would like to volunteer to support this event please contact the Admin Officer.
RAILWAY DIVISION NORTH EASTERN CENTRE Tue 20 Sep 2011 - 6.00pm Refreshments: 5.30pm Engineering Modular Solutions- North Eastern Railway Engineers’ Forum Venue: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ The event is jointly organised by IMechE, IET, IRSE, ICE and PWI with the presentations comprising four complementary papers with discussion. NORTHERN AREA Wed 21 Sep 2011 - 7.00pm Refreshments: 6.30pm In Pursuit of Performance Speakers: Dan Fleetcroft MEng; Mike Maddock - Performance Engineered Solutions (PES) Ltd Venue: University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT Performance Engineered Solutions lives for performance and pursue it in everything they do. The speakers will guide us on a journey through their motorsport engineering and Olympic sports histories, sharing some of the engineering tools learnt and projects in which they have been applied. Share the passion for engineering and performance, their engineering philosophy and discuss some of the responsibilities we face as engineers.
WESTERN AREA TBC Oct 2011 Young Members Panel Launch Venue: TBC - Huddersfield This event aims to establish a Young Members Panel in West Yorkshire to support Members in and around Huddersfield. Whether you are an Affiliate/Associate Member at College/University or recent graduate this is your opportunity to find out how you can support local Members with events aimed specifically at Young Members. SOUTH YORKSHIRE AREA WITH SMEA Tue 4 Oct 2011 - 6.00pm Refreshments: 5.30pm Aerospace 2050 - The Future of Aviation and Space Speaker: Graham Roe, FRAeS - BAE Systems Venue: Holiday Inn Royal Victoria, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield S4 7YE This illustrated talk will reflect upon the world wide developments across the Aviation and Space sectors over the past 40 years. Current activities will then be identified and finally it will speculate on how the sector could develop over the next 40 years. Joint event with SMEA.
RAILWAY DIVISION NORTH EASTERN CENTRE Tue 4 Oct 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Railway Divisions Chairman’s Address and North East Annual Dinner Speaker: Bill Reeve FIMechE - Commercial Director at Transport Scotland Venue: The Met Hotel Leeds, King Street, Leeds LS1 2HQ 5 minutes walk from Leeds Station. NORTHERN AREA Wed 5 Oct 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Get Registered Speaker: Denis Healy - Institution of Mechanical Engineers Venue: Hillside, Beeston Road, Leeds LS11 8ND The Regional Business Development Manager will be running a 2 hour workshop on how to become professionally registered and a full Member of IMechE. This is ideal for anyone including Associate Members, mid-career engineers and time served apprentices and technicians. In the weeks following the workshop you will be able to submit your application as part of a group submission with interviews being arranged locally. SENIOR MEMBERS Wed 12 Oct 2011 - 10.30am Refreshments: 10.15am 70 Years of the Cavity Magnetron Speaker: Dr Mike Diprose Bsc (Hons) CEng MIET Venue: Leeds Seventeen Hotel, Nursery Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7HW The speaker examines the history of the magnetron and its part in WW2. He then goes on to look at its post-war uses in the microwave oven in the 1930’s up to the current development of the 8 GW devices now available. WESTERN AREA Wed 12 Oct 2011 - 6.30pm Technical Visit to Hope Technology Venue: Hope Technology Ltd, Hope Mill, Calf Hall Road, Barnoldswick BB18 5PX Hope Technology is synonymous with mountain biking and innovative products, from performance brakes to LED lights. This event includes a tour of their new manufacturing facility, a presentation and discussion on their design philosophy and an insight into products currently being developed. This event is pre-registration only, book early to avoid disappointment.
WESTERN AREA Tue 25 Oct 2011 - 6.30pm Technical Visit to Fox’s Biscuits Venue: Fox’s Biscuits, Wellington Street, Batley WF17 5JG Whether you know Vinnie Jones the talking Panda or not you will know of Fox’s biscuits. The company’s roots go back 150years in Yorkshire and the company have invited us to see the engineering behind the gloss of the TV adverts. This is a site visit and numbers are limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.
WESTERN AREA Tue 8 Nov 2011 - 6.30pm Social Evening Venue: Head of Steam, Huddersfield Railway Station, St George’s Square, Huddersfield HD1 1JB This is one of our regular social evenings for Members to meet and greet other engineers in the local area. We are always looking out for new Members and mentors and for event ideas so please drop in if you can offer your support or you just want to network in a relaxed environment.
REGION Thu 27 Oct 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Restoring the Vulcan to the Sky Speaker: Dr Robert Pleming, FRAeS - Vulcan to the Sky Trust Venue: Directions Finningley, Hangar 3, Robin Hood Airport, Doncaster, DN9 3GE The project to restore Avro Vulcan B.2 XH558 (G-VLCN) to flight is possibly the most difficult historic aircraft restoration project ever undertaken in the world, and has already established a wealth of best practice experience. This talk will summarise the background and significance of the programme, and then focus in on the restoration project itself. In particular, some of the problems and issues encountered will be highlighted, together with how they were overcome, leading to the spectacular first test flight on 18th October 2007. Finally, an update on the current status of the programme, the challenges it faces keeping the aircraft flying, its plans for future and the broader public benefits will be provided. Registration is required for this prestige event.
AUTOMOBILE DIVISION YORKSHIRE CENTRE Wed 9 Nov 2011 - 7.00pm (Tour 6.00pm) Refreshments: 6.30pm Real World Simulation Testing of Advanced Powertrain Systems Speaker: Gareth Deakin, Sales & Application Director - Vehicle Test Products - Froude Hofmann Venue: School of Engineering, Design & Technology, University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford BD7 1DP The lecture will focus on the changing demands on testing driven by the challenges that global society faces today. Particular emphasis has seen increased exhaust emissions legislation, the highly topical subject of fuel economy, new energy sources and alternative, advanced drivetrain systems. Froude Hofmann has addressed these challenges to provide ever more sophisticated test solutions to assist the development engineers in their notable efforts. To register for a tour of the university’s new Hybrid Powertrain Engineering Research Centre - Hyper-C from 6.00pm please contact the Admin Officer. SOUTH YORKSHIRE AREA Thu 10 Nov 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Jet Engines Designed Never to Fly Speaker: John Moran, Corporate Specialist - Combustion - Rolls-Royce plc Venue: TBC The jet engines, which power our aircraft, are very similar to the industrial gas turbines used for power generation. This talk will describe the differences between them and how the industrial engine can be derived from the aero jet engine to provide a very low emission high-powered machine.
REGION Tue 1 Nov 2011 - 9.00am Fellows Workshop Speaker: Denis Healy - Institution of Mechanical Engineers Venue: Cedar Court Hotel Wakefield, Denby Dale Road, Calder Grove, Wakefield WF4 3QZ The Regional Business Development Manager will be running 30 minute drop-in sessions for Members considering Fellowship. Come along and find out what’s involved. The process is more straightforward than most people think. Sessions will run on the hour and half past the hour from 9am until 6pm. Individual sessions should be booked in advance by e-mailing Denis with your preferred slot: email@example.com. Book early as slots will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
RAILWAY DIVISION NORTH EASTERN CENTRE Thu 10 Nov 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm The Winton Train 2009 Speaker: Martyn Clegg - Martyn Byron Ltd Venue: Wabtec Rail, Doncaster Works, Hexthorpe Road, Doncaster DN1 1QY A talk on the Winton train 2009, a re-run of the 1939 Kindertransport train journey from Czechoslovakia to London. NORTHERN AREA Sat 12 Nov 2011 - 2.00pm Behind the Scenes at the National Railway Museum Venue: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ An opportunity for Members and their families to go behind the scenes at the NRM. The tours will visit the Warehouse and the Search Engine which will include engineering drawings from the archives. Please register with the Admin Officer so that sufficient guides are available. SENIOR MEMBERS Tue 15 Nov 2011 - 10.15am Technical Visit to William Cook Cast Products Venue: William Cook Cast Products, Cross Green, Leeds LS9 0SG The company is family owned and one of the UK’s leading producers of steel castings for a wide range of industries. The Leeds plant focuses on larger products and those for the rail and defence industries. Early registration with the Admin Officer is essential.
EASTERN AREA Wed 16 Nov 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Get Registered Speaker: Denis Healy - Institution of Mechanical Engineers Venue: TBC The Regional Business Development Manager will be running a 2 hour workshop on how to become professionally registered and a full Member of IMechE. This is ideal for anyone including Associate Members, mid-career engineers and time served apprentices and technicians. In the weeks following the workshop you will be able to submit your application as part of a group submission with interviews being arranged locally.
AUTOMOBILE DIVISION YORKSHIRE CENTRE Tue 22 Nov 2011 - 7.00pm Refreshments: 6.30pm 4 x 4 by Foers Speaker: Dave Foers - Foers Engineering Ltd Venue: School of Computing & Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Firth Street, Huddersfield HD1 3DH The Foers IBEX is a range of all-terrain vehicles. The exceptionally robust and high performing vehicle concept is available in a wide range of body and chassis considerations, generally in kit form. The speaker will discuss the history of the IBEX and the technical details that make this a favourite with people who need to drive over some of the UK’s most extreme terrains. NORTHERN AREA WITH CIBSE AND IMECHE THERMOFLUIDS GROUP Wed 23 Nov 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Data Centre Cooling Speakers: Dr Harvey Thompson CEng FIMechE - University of Leeds George Hannah CEng MIMechE - Airedale International Air Conditioning Ltd Venue: Airedale Training Centre, Leeds Road, Rawdon, Leeds LS19 6YJ Learn about the growing cooling requirement for today’s faster and faster chips, and how this can be managed with less and less power input. Airedale is a leader in the design and manufacture of cooling equipment for this specialist task. The talks will include a brief description of how CFD is being used to study coolant air flows and an introduction to the newly formed Data Centre Alliance. There will be an opportunity to visit the Airedale test centre. Numbers limited - please register with the Admin Officer. Joint Event with CIBSE Yorkshire Region and IMechE Thermofluids Group. SENIOR MEMBERS Tue 6 Dec 2011 - 10.30am Refreshments: 10.15am Design & Manufacture of Valves for Modern Nuclear Power Applications Speaker: Keith Clayton CEng FIMechE, Chief Engineer - Weir Valves & Controls UK Venue: Leeds Seventeen Hotel, Nursery Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7HW Examining the issues raised by recent events in Japan and discussing the Design Basis Events (DBE) and Safe Shutdown Events (SSE) in future nuclear valve design.
EASTERN AREA Wed 7 Dec 2011 - 7.00pm Historical and technical development of LCDs Venue: The Department of Engineering, University of Hull, Kingston upon Hull HU6 7RX The talk will cover all aspects of LCD uses from watches, clocks, calculators, through PDAs, mobile phones, to LCD TVs and laptops. SOUTH YORKSHIRE AREA Thu 8 December 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Energy from Thorium Speaker: Jasper Tomlinson MA CEnv MCIWEM AMIMechE - International Thorium Energy Organisation Venue: TBC This talk will be devoted to the discussion of thorium as a future energy resource, and the machine required to extract that energy - the Liquid-Fluoride Thorium Reactor. SOUTH YORKSHIRE AREA Thu 15 Dec 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Get Registered Speaker: Denis Healy - Institution of Mechanical Engineers Venue: Sir Frederick Mappin Building, University of Sheffield, Sheffield S1 3JD The Regional Business Development Manager will be running a 2 hour workshop on how to become professionally registered and a full Member of IMechE. This is ideal for anyone including Associate Members, mid-career engineers and time served apprentices and technicians. In the weeks following the workshop you will be able to submit your application as part of a group submission with interviews being arranged locally.
RAILWAY DIVISION NORTH EASTERN CENTRE Fri 6 Jan 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Papers by Young Members Speaker: TBC Venue: Wabtec Rail, Doncaster Works, Hexthorpe Road, Doncaster DN1 1QY 5 minutes walk from Doncaster railway station via footbridge Free Car Parking via Hexthorpe Road entrance. SOUTH YORKSHIRE AREA WITH ICE Wed 11 Jan 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Bridge Bearings & Expansion Joints - A civil/mechanical engineering interface Speaker: Richard Orrell AMIMechE - Ekspan Ltd Venue: The Blue Shed, Brightside Lane, Sheffield S9 2SP An informative presentation explaining the purpose of structural bearings & expansion joints in bridges and other structures including design considerations, selection, applications, installation & maintenance considerations. The talk aims to show engineers, using case studies, that bearings & expansion joints exhibit mechanical features in a range of industries including civil engineering, oil & gas, power and mechanical engineering. Joint event with the ICE. SENIOR MEMBERS Wed 18 Jan 2012 - 10.30am Refreshments: 10.15am Clean Coal and Carbon Capture Speaker: Dr Stephen Brown - CO2 Sense Yorkshire Venue: Leeds Seventeen Hotel, Nursery Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7HW An overview of the most recent developments and issues of large scale carbon capture and storage (CCS). Yorkshire and Humber is ideally placed to be at the forefront of efforts to show how CCS can make a substantial contribution to the global effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. WESTERN AREA TBC Feb 2012 - 6.30pm Funding Opportunity Seminar Venue: School of Computing & Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Firth Street, Huddersfield HD1 3DH This event is aimed at providing local businesses who are interested in working with Huddersfield University on research projects and gaining an understanding about funding options (or applicable tax reliefs). The guest speaker will provide an insight into the benefits, routes through academia and into tangible business solutions. This event is pre-registration only, book early to avoid disappointment.
RAILWAY DIVISION NORTH EASTERN CENTRE Tue 6 Dec 2011 - 6.30pm Refreshments: midway through evening Annual Film Evening Hosted by Richard Gibbon, Derek Rayner - Committee Members Venue: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ As per previous years a collection of fantastic archive railway footage and hopefully a touch of modern engineering as well.
WESTERN AREA TBC Feb 2012 - 6.30pm Social Evening Venue: Head of Steam, Huddersfield Railway Station, St George’s Square, Huddersfield HD1 1JB This is one of our regular social evenings for Members to meet and greet other engineers in the local area. We are always looking out for new Members and mentors and for event ideas so please drop in if you can offer your support or you just want to network in a relaxed environment.
NORTHERN AREA WITH ICE Wed 1 Feb 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Modern Methods, Traditional Looks A Guide to Light Gauge Steel Housing Speaker: Stephen Napper CEng MIMechE - Stephen Napper Associates Ltd Venue: University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT Light gauge steel is a widely used construction method and suitable for domestic and commercial uses. Projects as far afield as two storey conference centres at Kandahar air base in Afghanistan via semi-detached houses at Welsh BRE innovation parks and eleven storey structures the world over will be discussed. The talk will cover ‘factory in a can’ as well as meeting Code Level 5 and Passive House standards. Joint event with ICE Yorkshire and Humber. AUTOMOBILE DIVISION YORKSHIRE CENTRE Tue 7 Feb 2012 - 7.00pm Refreshments: 6.30pm Reducing Carbon Emissions - can the automobile make a positive contribution? Speaker: Prof Peter White, Automobile Division Chairman Venue: School of Computing & Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Firth Street, Huddersfield HD1 3DH Transport accounts for 20% of all greenhouse emissions worldwide, and 50% of this comes from automobiles. Legislation is driving down CO2 emissions for new vehicles, but are the targets and their achievement too little and too late? Prevention of a 20C rise in temperature requires an 85% reduction in carbon emissions by 2050. Can this be achieved, and what contribution can the automobile make? In his address, Prof Peter White will examine these questions taking into account technical innovation, energy sources, trends in vehicle ownership and socio-economic behaviour.
WESTERN AREA Wed 8 Feb 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm David Brown Gear Academy Speaker: Graham Penning OBE - David Brown Gear Systems Ltd Venue: David Brown Gear Systems Ltd, Park Road, Huddersfield HD4 5DD The speaker will deliver the foundation module of the widely acclaimed Gear Academy course run by David Brown for its employees, suppliers and customers alike. RAILWAY DIVISION NORTH EASTERN CENTRE Wed 8 Feb 2012- 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Key Note Address: Intercity Express Programme Speaker: TBC Venue: National Railway Museum, Leeman Road, York YO26 4XJ Hopefully the political scene will be more advanced by February 2012, IEP announced and contract mobilisations commenced. SENIOR MEMBERS Thu 16 Feb 2012 - 10.30am Refreshments: 10.15am Global Navigation Satellite Systems Speaker: Air Commodore Norman Bonner Venue: Leeds Seventeen Hotel, Nursery Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7HW The history and development of GNSS/ GPS systems, which play such an important part in both military and civil aspects of everyday life. NORTHERN AREA Wed 22 Feb 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm We’ve got your back! Speakers: Dr Alison Jones, Dr Sarrawat Rehman CEng MIMechE and Dr Nagitha Wijayathunga - The University of Leeds Venue: School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT An overview of the development in computational models and experimental testing of the spine at the University of Leeds that will aid the treatment of back pain.
WESTERN AREA TBC Mar 2012 - 6.30pm Technical Visit to Britvic Soft Drinks Venue: Britvic Soft Drinks Ltd, Willow Lane, Huddersfield HD1 5EB Date and time to be confirmed. Pre-register to receive details. NORTHERN AREA WITH IET Tue 6 Mar 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Power Generation Supply Chains of the Future Speaker: Dr Stephen Court - Nuclear AMRC Venue: Leeds Seventeen Hotel, Nursery Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7HW The need to replace existing power generation plant and to build new facilities based on low carbon sources, mean that there will be significant pressure on power plant construction and the associated supply chains. It will not simply be a case of rapidly rising consumption of existing materials, but demands for more advanced materials and technologies. The presentation will focus on challenges and opportunities for UK-based companies and examples will be given of materials challenges in the fossil fuel, nuclear power and renewable energy sectors. Activities within the Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre will be described. Joint event with IET Manufacturing Network (Yorks & Humber).
RAILWAY DIVISION NORTH EASTERN CENTRE Thu 8 Mar 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm US Track Laying - exploits & experiences Speakers: Phil Kirkland - Nexus. Introduced by Pete Watson from Harsco Rail, who are kindly sponsoring this evening. Venue: The Met Hotel Leeds, King Street, Leeds LS1 2HQ (5 minutes walk from Leeds Station) Phil Kirkland will speak from personal and professional knowledge from his visits to the US. WESTERN AREA Tue 13 Mar 2012 - 6.30pm Technical Visit to Marshalls Venue: Marshalls plc, Landscape House, Premier Way, Lowfield Business Park, Elland HX5 9HT Marshalls is the market leader in its industry supplying hard landscaping products throughout the UK since the 1890s. Marshalls recently completed providing hard landscaping to all of the properties on the Monopoly board - so now you can work your way around the streets of London, stepping on some of the most beautiful and durable paving in the world. This event is a site visit to learn about the engineering behind the process and environmental sustainability built into the business ethics. This event is pre-registration only, book early to avoid disappointment. SENIOR MEMBERS Thu 15 Mar 2012 - 8.00am Technical Visit to RAF Scampton, Digby and Coningsby Coach departs from Leeds Seventeen Hotel, Nursery Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7HW A great opportunity to visit the home of the Red Arrows at Scampton followed by a tour of the bunker at Digby which played an important part in WW2 operations and now supports strategic operation 24/7 wherever our forces are deployed operationally. ÂŁ10 contribution to costs. Early registration with the Admin Officer is essential. SENIOR MEMBERS WITH ICE RETIRED MEMBERS Wed 21 Mar 2012 - 11.00am Refreshments: 10.30am A View from the Bridge: Tinsley Viaduct Speaker: Dave Newby MICE Venue: Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel, Thorpe Lane, Badsworth, Pontefract WF9 1AB How the impact of the demolition of the Blackburn Meadows Cooling Towers affected the M1 Tinsley Viaduct. Registration with the Admin Officer is required for the lecture and lunch is available for ÂŁ10. Invitation from the ICE Retired Members.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE AREA Thu 23 Feb 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Sound Sense Speaker: Ivor Tiefenbrun MBE, Founder and Executive Chairman - Linn Products Ltd Venue: TBC The speaker will talk about the precision engineering and teamworking challenges required to do justice to pitch accurate sound reproduction. Linn products is a Scottish precision engineering company founded by the speaker and dedicated to pitch accurate sound reproduction. To make the best products you need the best people and the best working methods, so he set out to build a great company dedicated to great products by recruiting great people and working as effectively as possible through integration, flexibility and teamwork.
SOUTH YORKSHIRE AREA WITH ICE Thu 22 Mar 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm The Task of a Cathedral Engineer Speaker: Geoff Clifton CEng FICE FIStructE - Gifford Venue: The Blue Shed, Brightside Lane, Sheffield S9 2SP Geoff Clifton is the engineer to Wells and Lincoln Cathedrals and his talk will show the pleasures and difficulties of being a Cathedral engineer. It will highlight the engineering challenges of maintaining and altering these magnificent Gothic structures and the unusual solutions that are sometimes required. Joint event with the ICE. AUTOMOBILE DIVISION YORKSHIRE CENTRE WITH NORTHERN AREA Tue 27 Mar 2012 - 7.00pm Refreshments: 6.30pm Aston Martin Speaker: Ian Minards, Director Product Development - Aston Martin Lagonda Venue: JCT600 Brooklands Aston Martin, Ring Road, Lower Wortley, Leeds LS12 6AA A further update following the recent Geneva Motor Show from Aston Martin on new releases and developments, including an opportunity to get up close with the Aston Martin range of cars. Now in its fourth year this event is always popular and registration with the Admin Officer is required. NORTHERN AREA TBC April 2012 Site Tour of Automated Warehouse Speaker: Chris Hewson CEng MIMechE DHL Supply Chain Venue: DHL Supply Chain, Trax Park, Decoy Bank South, Doncaster DN4 5PD Introduction to the site followed by a tour of the facility to view a fully automated warehouse. Registration with the Admin Officer is required and date will be confirmed in 2012.
RAILWAY DIVISION NORTH EASTERN CENTRE Wed 11 Apr 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Freightliners new Class 70 Speaker: TBC Venue: Wabtec Rail, Doncaster Works, Hexthorpe Road, Doncaster DN1 1QY 5 minutes walk from Doncaster railway station via footbridge .Free Car Parking via Hexthorpe Road entrance.
SENIOR MEMEBERS Tue 17 Apr 2012 -10.30am Refreshments: 10.15am Huge Engines in Huge Ships Speaker: John Illingworth CEng MIMechE MIET MIMarEST Venue: Leeds Seventeen Hotel, Nursery Lane, Alwoodley, Leeds LS17 7HW The design and technology associated with the huge diesel engines that power modern tankers which carry 500,000 tonnes of crude oil. These engines weigh in excess of 2,000 tonnes themselves. AUTOMOBILE DIVISION YORKSHIRE CENTRE Wed 18 Apr 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Greenpower ‘Team Greencar’ Speaker: King James’s School Greenpower Team Venue: King James’s School, King James Road, Knaresborough HG5 8EB Greenpower’s Formula 24 is a scheme for secondary schools to start with a 24 volt electric motor and a set of 4 12 volt lead/acid batteries and design and build their own race cars. The team then competes in a number of endurance races throughout the country, using well known motor racing circuits. Here, the team from Knaresborough will tell us what’s involved, what they learn and how much fun they have! SOUTH YORKSHIRE AREA Thu 19 Apr 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm The Advanced Forming Research Centre & the Advanced Research Centre Network Speaker: Dr Steven Halliday - Rolls-Royce Plc Venue: TBC Steven Halliday will talk about the network of seven Advanced Manufacturing Research Centres (five in the UK) being established to help Rolls-Royce and other industrial partners achieve Best in Class capability across the full portfolio of manufacturing technologies. In particular he will focus on the work being carried out at the Advanced Forming Research Centre.
NORTHERN AREA Wed 25 April 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Mountain Bike Design Speaker: Cy Turner - Cotic Venue: University of Leeds, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds LS2 9JT Cy Turner, owner and designer at Cotic, discusses materials used in modern mountain bikes, the importance of geometry considerations for their intended use and explodes the myths of suspension design. In an industry dominated by marketing hype, you can hear firsthand the whys and wherefores of bike design! RAILWAY DIVISION NORTH EASTERN CENTRE Tue 8 May 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm High Output Electrification Construction Train Speakers: Simon Bailey & David Broadbent - Network Rail Venue: Funkwerk Information Technologies York Ltd, Jervaulx House, 6 St Maryâ€™s Court, Blossom Street, York YO24 1AH The speakers will discuss the concept, strategy and manufacturing progress. AUTOMOBILE DIVISION YORKSHIRE CENTRE Tue 8 May 2012 Visit to Optare An evening visit to bus manufacturer Optare in Sherburn. Full details are still to be confirmed so pre-register with the Admin Officer to reserve a place and receive details.
SENIOR MEMBERS WITH IET Wed 16 May 2012 - 1.30pm Annual York Event Part One - Technical Visit Venue: The Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ An opportunity to visit this research facility and see details of research including food manufacture and process, storage systems and packaging. Registration with the Admin Officer is essential. SENIOR MEMBERS WITH IET Wed 16 May 2012 - 4.45pm Annual York Event Part Two - High Tea Venue: University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD Registration with the Admin Officer is essential. SENIOR MEMBERS WITH IET Wed 16 May 2012 - 6.00pm Annual York Event Part Three - Airships to Swing Wing Aircraft Speaker: Chris Henderson Venue: Department of Electronics, University of York, Heslington, York YO10 5DD The significant achievements of our brilliant international engineer Barnes Wallis. SOUTH YORKSHIRE AREA Thu 17 May 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Engineering the System Speaker: David Mann CEng MIMechE Ansys UK Ltd Venue: Ansys UK Ltd, Sheffield Business Park, Sheffield S9 1XH Simulation based analysis including CFD and FEA has delivered huge improvements to engineering design and understanding over the last 40 years. Engineers are now looking at how to use the range of tools available to simulate entire systems. This talk will consider examples of where component design, structural design and system performance have been combined with environmental factors to result in optimised system solutions.
WESTERN AREA Tue 24 Apr 2012 - 6.30pm Refreshments: 6.00pm Turbos - the Next Generation Speaker: Cummins Turbo Technologies Ltd Venue: School of Computing & Engineering, University of Huddersfield, Firth Street, Huddersfield HD1 3DH A presentation on the latest in design trends and industry developments. The ever demanding reduction in CO2 emissions continues to shape the decisions on materials, processes and development. This event is pre-registration only, book early to avoid disappointment.
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