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  1. Components - Manufacturing at Caterpillar UK

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    Research Engineer Hannah Petto takes us behind the scenes at her workplace, the engine test facility of Caterpillar UK in Peterborough. In this film Hannah reveals how manufacturing and techniology…

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    • Components - Testing at Caterpillar UK

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      Research Engineer Hannah Petto takes us behind the scenes at her workplace, the engine test facility of Caterpillar UK in Peterborough. She enters an engine test cell to explore the development…

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      • Components - Image Processing

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        Researching tether dynamics involves more than just flying kites. As Cambridge University Ph.D student Hilary Costello explains, her experiments need recording and validating with data. Without…

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        • Components - Load Cycles

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          Professor Martyn Pavier explores steam trains, bridges and potential catastrophe. By testing how cyclical loading patterns differ from static ones he explains how the effect is a crucial consideration…

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          • Components - Hypothesis

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            Serious accidents and deaths on the roads of Britain have been greatly reduced over the last 20 years – not because we are safer drivers but because of better safety engineering. Seat belts,…

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            • Components - Transfer Energy

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              Cycling is undoubtedly good for you but, as Donal McNally is all too aware, accidents happen. A Professor of Bioengineering at Nottingham University his work involves simulating accidents to analyse…

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              • Components - Tether Dynamics

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                Most Ph.D.s focus on niche topics in a very specific field (see here) and Hilary Costello's research project is no different. Her ongoing Phd looks into the properties of aerodynamic stability…

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                • Components - User Testing

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                  Andrew Robertson is designing software that can monitor and follow the tempo of a live drummer. Rather than the performer following exactly a pre-defined "click track" the system allows…

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                  • Components - Synchronisation

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                    Human beings naturally keep time to the rhythms of music and, just as orchestras have a conductor, live bands also need to stay in time. Traditionally a drummer listens to a 'click-track'…

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                    • Components - Latency

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                      For a pilot, air-to-air refuelling is one of the most difficult and dangerous procedures to perform. Automating the process would not only eliminate the risk of human error but would also cut down…

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                      • Technology in Sport: Is it Cheating?

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                        In the last of his Engineering Sport films, Professor Steve Haake looks at how technology has affected athletic performance over time and how it may hold the key to the future of sport, leading to…

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                        • A Grand Unified Theory of Tennis

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                          Professor Steve Haake presents a Grand Unified Theory of Tennis. See the full series on the Ri Channel: http://richannel.org/collections/2012/engineering-sport

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