GUEST BLOG: A MATTER OF TIME AND SPACE

ANALYSING MALLARD’S RUN OF 3RD JULY 1938 Guest blog by David Andrews Editor’s note: A few weeks ago the IMechE Library and Archive (@IMechELibrary) tweeted about Nigel Gresley and in doing so mentioned the Mallard’s 126 mph record breaking run in 1938. IMechE Member David Andrew replied to our tweet to share his opinion about the accuracy of the 126 mph measurement. We were intrigued … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: A MATTER OF TIME AND SPACE

RESOURCES GUIDE: ACCESS ENGINEERING

This series of resources guides take a closer look at the databases our members have access to through the IMechE Library. This time we’re exploring Access Engineering – an award-winning engineering reference and teaching platform. Access Engineering provides access to 700 handbooks, as well as materials and properties data, equations, and instructional videos covering every major discipline. Books Access Engineering is part of McGraw-Hill Education, … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: ACCESS ENGINEERING

FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS…DORA JOAN SHAWE (1926 -2015)

Welcome to our new 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 … Continue reading FROM OUR MEMBERSHIP RECORDS…DORA JOAN SHAWE (1926 -2015)

RESOURCES GUIDE: KNOVEL

This series of resources guides take a closer look at the databases our members have access to through the IMechE Library. First up, we’re taking a closer look at Knovel – a technical reference database. Knovel provides access to core engineering handbooks, as well as tools to help with material and property data, an equation calculator and a unit converter. Books Knovel’s collection of 400 … Continue reading RESOURCES GUIDE: KNOVEL

DESIGN CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

The Design Challenge gives first and second year undergraduates a taste of the ‘real world’ of engineering, challenging them to design, create, present and run a device to a strict technical specification.  This year, the Challenge is to design a small-scale device to fire a squash ball attached to a line indoors over various distances. This simulates a Line Launcher – a device used to … Continue reading DESIGN CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

APPRENTICE AUTOMATION CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

The Apprentice Automation Challenge provides a brilliant opportunity for talented apprentices to compete in an innovative design and manufacturing challenge to improve an everyday home or garden device. The Challenge is open to teams of apprentices from companies, colleges and training providers of engineering and manufacturing technologies. Participants will be asked to submit a report which is to include a design specification, manufacturing instructions, user … Continue reading APPRENTICE AUTOMATION CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: GEORGE STEPHENSON’S WHITEHAVEN JUNCTION RAILWAY PASS

Free train travel….if you are George Stephenson. The pass is one of six similar tokens held within the IMechE’s archive collection. Tokens such as these were presented by a railway company to an individual and entitled the holder to free travel on that company’s rail services. The tokens in our collection were all presented to George Stephenson many by virtue of his involvement with the … Continue reading OBJECTS OF ENGINEERING: GEORGE STEPHENSON’S WHITEHAVEN JUNCTION RAILWAY PASS

RAILWAY CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE RESOURCES

The Railway Challenge, organised by our Railway Division, provides a brilliant opportunity for aspiring teams to compete in a challenging industry-specific competition, showcasing their skills, expertise, knowledge, and business acumen. The Challenge, now in its ninth successive year, continues to bring together teams of university students, as well as apprentices and graduates working in industry across the world to test their business knowledge, design ability and … Continue reading RAILWAY CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY AND ARCHIVE RESOURCES

UAS CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

The Unmanned Aircraft Challenge (UAS) was launched in 2014 with the key objectives of developing professional engineers and inspiring the next generation. Teams of undergraduates from all over the world take part, undertaking a full design and build cycle of a UAS with specific mission objectives. This year, the event is taking place virtually, with the virtual awards ceremony taking place on 19th June. Teams … Continue reading UAS CHALLENGE: ONLINE LIBRARY RESOURCES

WIND TURBINE RESOURCES

This month would have seen the Wind Turbine User Group conference take place at One Birdcage Walk – however, due to COVID19 restrictions, the event has been postponed. You can keep up to date with the event here. But in the meantime, our resources will keep you busy! Whether you are involved in the design, manufacture, operation, management or maintenance of wind turbines, our selection … Continue reading WIND TURBINE RESOURCES