RESOURCES GUIDE: TRIZ

TRIZ is a proven capability for defining and solving engineering, IT and management problems, generating new ideas and evolving technical systems more quickly, cheaply and inventively. It is ideal when you have been optimising for years but still need to make improvements. Find out more about the IMechE’s TRIZ training course here. We’ve put together a list of resources on TRIZ. Please log in to … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: TRIZ

NEW EBOOKS: STUDENTS AND TECHNICIANS

We are pleased to have just made available some exciting new titles for our student and technician members, including several core textbooks which were previously unavailable to us as ebooks. New titles include mechanical engineering bibles such as Fluid Mechanics by Frank White, and Shigley’s Mechanical Engineering Design (2020 edition). Click the titles to log in with your IMechE details and happy reading! As always … Continue reading NEW EBOOKS: STUDENTS AND TECHNICIANS

NEW EBOOKS: SCIENCE DIRECT

We’ve renewed and expanded last year’s ScienceDirect trial, giving members free access to all of 2020’s engineering, energy and materials ebooks, as well as some earlier titles in the most heavily used subject areas. This means that over 1,800 new ebooks are now available to IMechE members! Access to these titles will last a year and at the end of the trial, the books most … Continue reading NEW EBOOKS: SCIENCE DIRECT

STEAM TURBINE AND GENERATOR USER GROUP 2021 CONFERENCE: RESOURCES

Are you attending the upcoming Steam Turbine and Generator User Group 2020 conference in Manchester? Organised by engineers representing the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, the annual conference offers attendees two days of high level technical content and knowledge sharing to support all engineers involved with steam turbine and generator assets. Why not check out these related resources available from the IMechE library? Continue reading STEAM TURBINE AND GENERATOR USER GROUP 2021 CONFERENCE: RESOURCES

FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS: JOAN LAVENDER (1928-2008)

Welcome to our series of blogs where we will be delving into our historical membership proposal forms to learn more about some of our past members. Our historical membership proposal forms consist of the application forms completed by individuals when they applied to a class of IMechE membership. We often hold more than one form for each individual as they moved between membership grades at … Continue reading FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS: JOAN LAVENDER (1928-2008)

FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS: SIR WILLIAM REAVELL (1866-1948)

Welcome to our series of blogs where we will be delving into our historical membership proposal forms to learn more about some of our past members. Our historic membership proposal forms consist of the application forms completed by individuals when they applied to a class of IMechE membership. We often hold more than one form for each individual as they moved between membership grades at … Continue reading FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS: SIR WILLIAM REAVELL (1866-1948)

NEW: LANCHESTER ADDITIONS TO OUR VIRTUAL ARCHIVE – SOUND

Automotive pioneer Frederick William Lanchester (1868-1946) donated a number of items and archive material to the Institution which provide an insight into a number of his innovations. We are delighted to have digitised more of his collection and added it to our Virtual Archive: https://archives.imeche.org/archive/automotive/lanchester-motor-company In addition to his pioneering work in automotive innovation another of Lanchester’s interests was music. In 1925 Lanchester founded Lanchester Laboratories … Continue reading NEW: LANCHESTER ADDITIONS TO OUR VIRTUAL ARCHIVE – SOUND

NEW: LANCHESTER AUTOMOTIVE ADDITIONS TO OUR VIRTUAL ARCHIVE

Automotive pioneer Frederick William Lanchester (1868-1946) donated a number of items and archive material to the Institution which provide an insight into a number of his innovations. We are delighted to have digitised more of his collection and added it to our Virtual Archive: https://archives.imeche.org/archive/automotive/lanchester-motor-company Some of the automotive highlights include a new 3D version of his pendulum accelerometer which allows visitors to the Virtual … Continue reading NEW: LANCHESTER AUTOMOTIVE ADDITIONS TO OUR VIRTUAL ARCHIVE

Black and white photograph showing a Napier Sabre engine on an engine test stand in circa 1943.

GUEST BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Secret Horsepower Race: Western Front Fighter Engine Development’

Engines of War A review of The Secret Horsepower Race: Western Front Fighter Engine Development by Calum E Douglas By David Andrews How many times do you hear the word “Innovation”, as if it is the sole secret to engineering success? The inconvenient truth is great engineering products are rarely innovative, they are just well executed designs, created with attention to detail and manufactured by … Continue reading GUEST BOOK REVIEW: ‘The Secret Horsepower Race: Western Front Fighter Engine Development’

NEW EBOOKS: HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW COLLECTION

You may remember last year that we subscribed to a trial of the ever-popular Harvard Business Review ebooks. After consulting the usage data, the IMechE library is pleased to have purchased the top 20 most used books for our collection. This means that the ebooks that our members found the most interesting and useful are now permanently part of our online offering! We’ve split them … Continue reading NEW EBOOKS: HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW COLLECTION