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Bloodhound Supersonic Car - An Engineering Adventure

Joint Schools Event with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Grant Gibson EngD, Bloodhound Project

Venue: Exhibition and Conference Centre, University of the West of England, Bristol B34 8QZ

Thursday March 20th, 2014 at 19:30

In 2015 and 2016 the Bloodhound Supersonic Car is aiming to smash the existing land speed record building on Britainís glorious success. Richard Noble and the engineering team have been working for nearly a decade designing the 'faster than a bullet' car. The aims of Bloodhound are to provide an educational legacy for the next generation of engineers, mathematicians, scientists and technologists.

Key to the success of the project is the Rolls-Royce EJ200 engine and a hybrid rocket motor, working in combination to provide the necessary 100 MW. By using cutting edge materials technology, from the carbon fibre body to nickel-based superalloys in the EJ200 engine; the project is a perfect showcase for modern high-tech materials applications.

Members and non-members are welcome. The talk will be followed by a discussion and buffet.

Bloodhound Supersonic Car
Bloodhound car

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