22 Oct 2016

Sitec Challenge 2016 - Winners!

The Royal Aeronautical Society Bristol Branch would like to congratulate the winners on delivering excellent presentations for the competition! The quality of the presentations meant that all 3 of our finalists ended up getting an award!

Here is Jenny Body (OBE, FRAeS, RAeS WAAC) presenting the awards to our winners!
 Laura Veldenz - National Composite Centre

 Colin Field - Rolls Royce

Arun Dawson - University of Oxford

11 Oct 2016

November Lecture

Biological fluid dynamics and control:
Birds, insects, fish and autonomous systems

Dr. Shane Windsor, Bristol University

6.30pm – Tuesday 15th November 2016 
Pugsley Lecture Theatre, Bristol University Faculty of Engineering
Queen's Building, University Walk Bristol, BS8 1TR

Members and non-members welcome!

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How can the Aerospace industry learn from nature?
- How do birds interact with wind? - How do insects stabilize their flight? - How do blind fish avoid obstacles? - What can we learn from biology to help build better unmanned air vehicles? This exciting lecture will explain how engineering approaches can be used to study biological fluid dynamics, and show how this can provide inspiration for the development of autonomous systems.

20 Sep 2016

October Lecture

The Bloodhound Missile

by Richard Vernon, Historian and Archivist, Bloodhound Missile Preservation Group

6.30pm – Thursday 13th October 2016 
Concorde Room, BAWA Leisure Centre 
589 Southmead Road, Filton, Bristol BS34 7RG

Find out all about the development of the Bloodhound missile, from the original Red Duster studies though to the final Bloodhound 2, along with related projects which never reached full scale development. Richard will also explain both the technical operation and operational capabilities of what were two very different missile systems and the various different operational concepts employed by the five nations that operated Bloodhound over a period of nearly 40 years.

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