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Clerkenwell Design Week – How computational science is transforming design


An innovator’s playground: how computational science is transforming design

This fringe event held at City University London is part of Clerkenwell Design Week. Over 3 days, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) attracts thousands of visitors to what is widely recognised as the centre of creative design in London.

Last year City University London ran a highly successful CDW event that focused on the design of very tall structures. We had key figures from international structural engineers Thornton Tomasetti and WSP, together with leading designers from Lynch Architects and Squire & Partners.

This year we will discuss how high performance computing has revolutionised design.

Duncan Bradley, McLaren Applied Technologies, Head of High Performance Design
Joseph G. Burns, Thornton Tomasetti,  Managing Principal
Mark Chapman, Bloodhound SSC (land speed record car), Chief Engineer
Elisabeth McLean, Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie’s America's Cup Team 2017), Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer

Bloodhound - credit Stefan MarjoramCApe Horn EngineeringMcLaren - InhalerJeddah Tower credit - Jeddah Economic Company/Adrian Smith + Gordon

©Photo Credit: Jeddah Economic Company/Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture

Engineering design has been transformed by ever-faster digital computers, advanced graphics engines and CFD/FEA simulation tools. The revolution continues through increased use of electronic sensors, wireless transmission, data storage, filtering and analysis plus the use of BIM, digital manufacture and the creation of new materials founded on nanoscale structures that were unthinkable a decade ago. With presentations from four leading designers this CDW Fringe event will illustrate how the digital revolution has shaped McLaren's engineering solutions, Sir Ben Ainslie's America's Cup catamaran, Richard Noble's 1000mph Bloodhound car and Thornton Tomasetti's super tall buildings.

17:30 – Registration and refreshments
18:00 – Guest speakers’ presentations
19:00 – Panel discussion / Audience Q&As
19:30 – Drinks & canape reception

Duncan Bradley - McLarenBurns JoeMark Chapman credit  Stefan MarjoramCape Horn Elisabeth

From left to right: Duncan Bradley, Joseph G. Burns, Mark Chapman, Elisabeth McLean

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When & where

From Tuesday 24th May 2016 to Tuesday 24th May 2016

Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre Tait Building City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

City Events Team

+44 (0)20 7040 8037

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