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  • 1. YEARBOOK THE ENGINEERINGHYSTERESIS 2008The Annual Publication of the Adelaide University Engineering Society
  • 2. HYSTERESIS 2008The Adelaide University Engineering Society would like to present Hysteresis Published by Adelaide University Engineering Society Edited by Yasmin Freschi and Lloyd Moffatt Published October 2008 i
  • 3. HYSTERESIS 2008 ContentsAUES Loves and Hates ....................................................................................................... 1The AUES Committee 2008................................................................................................. 2Editorials .............................................................................................................................. 3Prez Sez .............................................................................................................................. 4VPs Write-up........................................................................................................................ 5Treasurer’s Write-up ............................................................................................................ 6Women’s Officer Write-up .................................................................................................... 6AUES Events ....................................................................................................................... 7 O’Week ............................................................................................................................ 7 Pub Crawl......................................................................................................................... 8 BBQs .............................................................................................................................. 10 End of Exams Party........................................................................................................ 11 Careers Night ................................................................................................................. 11 Election Week and The Party Party Party ...................................................................... 12Vox Pop ............................................................................................................................. 13Head of School Reports Head of Chemical Engineering....................................................................................... 16 Head of Civil Engineering ............................................................................................... 17 Head of Electrical Engineering ....................................................................................... 18 Head of Mechanical Engineering ................................................................................... 19 Head of Australian School of Petroleum......................................................................... 20Report from EEESAU ........................................................................................................ 21Report from AIAA ............................................................................................................... 22Dirty Words in Engineering ................................................................................................ 23Women in Technology Challenge ...................................................................................... 23AUES in Numbers .............................................................................................................. 24The Maths Building – Before, In-between and After .......................................................... 25New Engineering Degrees - What the?.............................................................................. 26The Facebook Group ......................................................................................................... 26The Must Do List for Every Engie ...................................................................................... 27The Food and Drink Nazi in CATS ..................................................................................... 29History-sis - A Blast From The Past ................................................................................... 30Pub Review........................................................................................................................ 31Pictures of 2008 ................................................................................................................. 33 Handover BBQ (2007) .................................................................................................... 33 O’Week .......................................................................................................................... 35 Pub Crawl....................................................................................................................... 37 BBQs .............................................................................................................................. 43 Careers Night ................................................................................................................. 49 Election Week and The Party Party Party ...................................................................... 51 Random Uni Pics ........................................................................................................... 53Autographs ........................................................................................................................ 55 ii
  • 4. HYSTERESIS 2008 AUES Loves and Hates People We Love: People We Hate:Xan For being so awesome Lloyd For thinking he is awesomeRhys & Andy For cooking at our BBQs Shwatta Worst President EverSandy For DJing at our BBQs Michael Newman For thinking he has a clueLloyd For trying to get more girls on the Foodland For not rocking up with our committee and actually food until 1.30 when we start succeeding BBQs at 12!Dan the Man For being a male model and Lloyd For volunteering for the editing appearing in all the uni publicity. committee without having read What a dreamboat! the magazine EVER!Shannon Mason For once again doing such a great Skullbuggery For thinking that they were so job helping us defame awesome and that people entertainment icons – for doing actually wanted to go to HQ. pub crawl shirts Lloyd For not doing anything forJames Lovell For looking like the guy from ‘The Hysteresis New Guy’ That CATS Guy For being a food and drink NaziIndiana Jones For being this years pub-crawl while we spent hours trying to theme produce this mag for our loyal fansXkcd comics For giving me a lot of entertainment while writing this Med students and For being completely crap and mag and for allowing us to copy AMSS not taking the credit for the and paste straight into Hysteresis treasure hunt list! Guy who stole our For stealing and losing our megaphone megaphone on pub-crawl 1
  • 5. HYSTERESIS 2008 The AUES Committee 2008 Chris Schwarz Alexander Jenner-O’shea Rebecca Tennant – (Shwatta) – Prez (Xan) – VP of Activities Kevin Chan – Treasurer VP of Education Tom Vincent – Ex-Prez Crystal ForresterKristina Noicos Dan Ali– Women’s Officer Hantie BarrieJ James Lovell Ryan Faulkner Tim Hickson (Fryzie) – Secretary Yasmin Freschi Alex Egan – ITMichaelNewman Lloyd Moffatt AUES 2008 CommitteeHonorary Committee MembersFrom Left and Right and Bottom to Top:Kailash ThiyagarajahVanya BosiosicJeremy ‘Red’ MellorEssie MorrisonCharlie AustRuth Tupper 2
  • 6. HYSTERESIS 2008 EditorialsI’d just like to say a few things and thank the numerous contributors tothis publication. Obviously, if you’ve never written and edited somethinglike this then you have no idea how much work really goes into it.Because chasing up articles that people were supposed to submittedtwo weeks ago and then writing them yourself is never good for stresslevels, but anyway that’s all the whinging I’m going to do.The people that need to be thanked for their contribution are Xan forrounding up the sponsorship that made Hysteresis possible; withoutthat we could never afford to print this magazine. Also, Chris Schwarz,our current president, and Tom Vincent, our ex-prez, have put in a lot oftime and effort suggesting ideas and helping by just hanging around and making it seemlike it really is worth the effort. The rest of the AUES committee also deserves a mentionnot only for their work in producing a yearbook that will remind you of 2008 at AdelaideUniversity but for working tirelessly to bring you better and a much broader spectrum ofevents this year. Also, anyone who put pictures up on Facebook, cheers; because thatwent a long way to making my job easier. Ha ha, those photos you didn’t want anyone tosee have been printed in the yearbook!I should probably thank my co-editor Lloyd, but I’m not sure whether he deserves anythanks because as I write this he hasn’t done ANYTHING, but thanks just in case. Also,thanks to Xan and Tom for writing Hysteresis last year in 10 days and doing such afantastic job. The amount of time and effort was well spent and appreciated; despite thefact that you guys set such high standards to produce for this year! On a more humorousnote, last year there was a terrible picture of Tom Vincent that made him quite notoriouswithin the AUES, so not to let tradition lapse, check out this year’s picture in the 2008committee photos, and if you know Tom at all you would probably say it’s up to his usualstandard of tricks. Yasmin Freschi____________________________________________________________________________________________________________ It goes without saying that events such as BBQ’s and pub-crawls take a lot of time and effort to organise. I feel compelled to write a little tribute to some of the outgoing committee that have helped shape some of the fondest memories we have of our time at uni. First and foremost, I would like to highlight the effort of our outgoing Prez Chris Schwarz who showed us all that the biggest and bestest club on campus can be run with minimal time and effort. And toRyan Faulkner for all his years of partying at all our events and setting an example for theengineers of the future. On a more personal level, Fryzie showed me that you can put your‘two cents’ into a discussion without any intention of following through with any furtherinput or effort. A valuable lesson for the future...It goes without saying that we should give it up for Xan O’Shea who has given so little andtaken so much! Jokes aside, Xan has donated copious amounts of time and any chance ofacademic success in becoming the AUES mascot and despite never appearing on anyopen day posters we can all agree that he is the face of engineering at Adelaide Uni. Sothanks Xan, you’ve left us with some big pants to fill. Lloyd Moffatt 3
  • 7. HYSTERESIS 2008 Prez Sez 2008 has been another great year for the AUES, achieved through the synergy created from pro fun engies, crazy ideas and copious amounts of drinks. Large changes to the structure of the Adelaide University Union in late 2007 severely threatened our ability to provide on-campus pro fun events. Our ability to adapt to this changing environment is one of our strongest assets which are fuelled by a strong and passionate committee. Monday morning of O’Week saw the AUES committee rock up early and shrug off our booked spot in the Hughes Plaza and arrogantly declare a small piece of land just off the Barr Smith Lawns ours. Armed with the iconic megaphone thecommittee achieved signing up a record 600 members and selling 300 pub-crawl shirts(up yours Sunny). A big thankyou to Xan who, equipped with the megaphoneabsolutely demoralised all AMSS, med students and anyone within 20 metres of theSkullDug tent with his witty insults. The conclusion of O’Week saw the AUES pulltogether a joint BBQ with the School of Mech for the Design and Build Competition;this opportunity gave us the ability to strengthen our relationship with the school andalso the chance to fire up our new investment - a $1500 dual tap miracle box.The pub-crawl was big. Very big. This year’s theme of Indiana Jones and the Templeof Goon was well received by pub-crawlers especially though an awesome design fromour traditional artist. The introduction of female singlets saw a positive response fromchicks (and blokes); this is definitely something the AUES will continue into futureyears. After shirt sales smashed last years records (up yours Sunny) but disappointingran out Monday of pub-crawl week, an entrepreneurial AUES rule was founded – “printenough pub-crawl shirts to never run out!”An inaugural event for the AUES in 2008 was the Career’s Night. This event providedour members with the ability to interact with engineering firms on a personal basis, andalso for engineering firms to gain exposure to undergraduate engineers. The mutualbenefits of the event were evident and the successfulness of the night guaranteed thecontinuation of this event well into the future.2008 saw an increased affiliation with Engineers Australia and the Union. Kev becamethe first AUES committee member to sit on the YEA (Young Engineers Australia),whilst Xan was elected onto the student Union Board and Girl Kris was elected ontothe Executive Committee of the Clubs Association. These connections served avariety of important purposes for the AUES which assisted the Society on numerousfronts.Well done to the AUES committee in 2008, fortunately 2009 is already looking biggerand better. Finally, thank you to our members who love to party with us, very often. Chris Schwarz 4
  • 8. HYSTERESIS 2008 VPs Write-upThis has been a big year for AUES education activities with twonew events; the careers night and mock interviews, along with thetraditional statics tutorials and first year engineering barbeque.The ties established by Chris Schwartz (07 Ed VP) with EngineersAustralia (EA) were strengthened this year, with the AUES holdinga position on the Young Engineers Australia (YEA) SA Committee.Through this involvement with YEA the AUES was able to securefinancial and administrative support from EA for the careers nightand mock interviews.The year started off with twice weekly statics tutes. First yearstudents were able to come along and have their questions aboutstatics and engineering in general answered in an informal and relaxed atmosphere. Thanks toTom, Hantie, Tim & Lloyd for volunteering to help out with the tutes.The ECMS first year engineering BBQ was held by the AUES in week 6 to coincide with theuniversities Come Out and Celebrate week. This BBQ was sponsored by ECMS to provide anopportunity for first year engies to celebrate making it through their first term of engineering.First years, already having experienced 1 AUES BBQ turned out in force much to the delight ofECMS staff and other academics. Engineers Australia sent their team down to sign up studentmembers and was overwhelmed by the response they received. The left over sausages weredonated to the UniBar, helping the celebrations continue long into the night.The inaugural careers night was the result of the AUES’ involvement with YEA. Noticing a gapin careers related services offered to engineering students; we decided to fill this gap byoffering careers presentations from companies, a networking opportunity and mock interviews. Kevin Chan – VP of Education____________________________________________________________________________________________________________Well, its absolutely fantastic to be writing this report and have Yasmin to take care of the restof the magazine. Its a great part of the AUES and I hope its a good read. Looking back on myAUES/engineering experience over the past five years, there have been some great times.Promoting the pub-crawl by abusing passers-by, Frenchie and Friezy coming into quiz nightwith a duck, skipping lectures to have drinks on the maths lawns (x10ish), general bludging onthe steps/lawns/Unibar rather than doing assignments, handing up assignments which weredone in the Unibar the afternoon they were due, being drunk all OWeek, being drunk the other 31 weeks. These are the moments that make uni worthwhile. The AUES megaphone has been the most worthwhile investment ever made by the club and yelling at randoms to come on the pub-crawl while drunk on the lawns is going to rank highly for some of my favourite times at uni. The pub crawls will always be some of the greatest nights of my life (yes, even if you do end up asleep in Hindmarsh square at 7:30pm) and I hope that everyone who has ever been on an AUES pub-crawl feels the same. The AUES is such afantastic part of engineering at Adelaide Uni, and may it live on for many, many years to come.Peace Out, Xan Alexander Jenner O’Shea – VP of Activities (and awesomeness) 5
  • 9. HYSTERESIS 2008 Treasurer’s Write-upI bet many of you are wondering how we manage to have four awesome BBQs a year withall you can eat and drink, which cost us around $3,000 each! Surely a $5 membershipeach year does not cover all the sausages and pints I drink at BBQs? Are we runningsome sort of tax scam or just pimping out first years? The truth is neither. We have a fewsources of income and the main one is our pub crawl (the largest in the southernhemisphere). We sold about 1400 shirts this year at $20 each. We buy them at around $10each so in total we make $13,000 from the pub-crawl t-shirts.Other sources of income are sponsorship, renting out the vending machine in CATS andfrom union grants. Our sponsorship comes mainly from pub and engineering companies.You may have noticed a few logos on places such as the back of our pub-crawl t-shirts,membership cards and the back of this magazine. We are hoping to gain a betterrelationship with engineering companies over the next year in order to increase thisrevenue from about $5000 to much, much more. The vending machine in CATS is rentedout for about $2000 and union grants are about the same amount. This is the second year that we have used had a long term deposit of around $10,000 in the bank. This money is just our float that hangs around year after year until a smart cookie suggested instead of having it just sit there, why don’t we make some money from it? A long term deposit seemed the easiest way to do this and we make about $400 a year, which is not a lot, but it’s extra kegs that we can buy for next year’s BBQs. So overall we run all our events either at alarge loss or at break even and spend all of our profits on you, our members. Rebecca Tennant Women’s Officer Write-upThe year started with a promise that there would be some women-onlyevents to show that the AUES isn’t only about having awesome parties.Unfortunately these events didn’t come to fruition, but there wascertainly enough work for a women’s officer to handle. This year thework was divided between stopping Xan and Charlie from offending toomany ladies during O’Week with their use of the megaphone, andmonitoring copycat (and obvious fan of Xan’s) Lloyd from doing thesame thing in his own special way. Thankfully, the year passed withoutany complaints of sexually inappropriate behaviour. Unfortunately theAUES’ one female-specific event, the Hen’s Night, didn’t occur in 2008due to difficulties with the National Wine Centre, but hopefully it will beback and bigger than ever in 2009. Congratulations to Peta Johannsen to who will take upthe coveted role of the Women’s Officer for 2009. Kristina Noicos 6
  • 10. HYSTERESIS 2008 AUES EventsO’WeekThis year the AUES once again ruled O’Week just being there (and also by doing theUnion a favour by abusing the med students who were trying to peddle their pond scumskullbuggery tickets.) As usual we set up our tents wherever we felt like it, yelled at abunch of lost-looking, confused first years through our megaphone and sold a bunch ofmemberships which cost $5, giving you guys four free barbies with all you can eat anddrink (of course you all know that because we’re only going to give copies of our awesomeyearbook to those of you who were cool enough to join up!). We also sold a fair amount ofpub-crawl shirts to you devoted pub-crawlers who were actually organised enough to getin quick and get their nice and early.The AUES publishes a fresher guide to help those newbies because starting anengineering degree can be a daunting experience, particularly if some guy with amegaphone called Xan tells you to skip your introductory lectures and hang out on theBarr Smith Lawns instead. So anyway, we sent a couple of representatives to talk to the freshers about the social scene for engies (because as contrary to what my mum believes, we engies know how to party and generally have a good time.) We also gave tours showing all the first years the important places in the uni, basically consisting of CATS and the Unibar. Throughout O’Week the committee ran and hosted a heap of pretty cool events such as jelly wrestling; a free BBQ; glad wrap races; SA Food eating contest; tug-o-war; Miss and Mr. fresher; white fear, brown fear,pink fear, and rainbow fear, plus numerous boat races.The jelly wrestling was crazy successful, despite the jelly being mostly just gross gooeyunset jelly which looked like cordial. The AUES favourite, Alan, was defeated.The SA food eating consisted of eating cold pea soup across a pie and drinking an icedcoffee, and was won by our favourite; well one of anyway: honorary engie, Marky Mark. Hethen went on afterwards to eat all the leftover stuff before the other contestants evenmanaged to finish off their allotted portions. Congrats! 7
  • 11. HYSTERESIS 2008Milk sculling was thoroughly entertaining, big up to Xan and the six litres of strawberry milknever to be seen again. Prizes again next year to those who throw up on the med stall.Pink fear seemed like an anticlimax as the three fellas had their arms planted firmly in icewater for almost an hour. After conceding that none were going to give in all were awardedsnow ball tickets.As occurs every year, the committee abused every person that walked by, and these poormisled souls actually came back, signed up for membership and bought a pub-crawl shirt,resulting in record sales for the AUES once again!The last event of the week was the design and build BBQ at which the AUES ran the bar.Pretty quickly we just started giving out the beer for free. I managed to single-handedly getboth kegs finished by pouring beer down all the lecturers’ throats. Thanks to Antoni,Gareth and Colin for putting in the hard yards. Everyone was very happy and sunburnedand then proceeded to the Unibar in true AUES form, except for Colin who went out todinner with his wife. YasPub CrawlThis year’s theme was “Indiana Jones and the temple of goon”. Once again, the AUES hassucceeded in defaming another iconic figure. The girls got singlets for the first time ever,(we support women in engineering) which were not quite the same colour as theluminescent yellow worn by their male counterparts!We started off as usual at 5pm in the Unibar officially although a lot of us started earlier...not one of our best ideas! The Unibar supplied the pub-crawlers with 1400 free tequila shots which were distributed sparingly to all but the committee members who got exceedingly drunk by about 6.30pm. We of course had sculling competitions for the leaders Guernseys which were red for the first time since anyone can remember, not yellow as usual. We then moved on to various other pubs: The Cranker, PJ’s, Austral, Elephant, Shotz, Winston Bar, The Office, Griffin’s Head, Richmond, London Tav, Mansions, and Church. The Exeter was visited by a few pub-crawlers even though it wasn’t on the list. 8
  • 12. HYSTERESIS 2008The pub-crawl pledge that the prez Chris recited to everyone in the Unibar goes somethinglike this: Beer ye, beer ye! Honourable engies, it is time to commit yourselveswholeheartedly to this year’s Indiana Jones pub-crawl by joining with me in spouting thetraditional AUES oath! Please raise your right hands and repeat after me.“I, state your name, do solemnly swear to uphold the fine traditions of the engie pub-crawl,to drink as much as I might without falling down, and should I be caught by the long arm ofthe law, I will proudly announce at the top of my lungs “I am an Adelaide Uni MedStudent!”Another thing I’d like to tell all you guys is that someon stole our megaphone at the Unibarand then lost it somewhere on the pub-crawl. Thanks to you, we had to purchase a newmegaphone so that we could continue to abuse people and just generally be the most obnoxious club on campus. Our most famous committee member, Xan, went a little too hard too fast and passed out in Hindmarsh Square at 7.30 that evening. Staunch bloke but rubbish effort. If you know him go up and tell him what a complete piker he is. Poor effort for his last pub-crawl as an engie undergrad! For the first time we finished our pub-crawl at Electric Light Hotel who decided to sponsor the AUES this year. Thanks guys, you were totally awesome. The staff there supplied a barbie for you hungry engies as well so we would just like to acknowledge them now. This year we sold a record number of shirts: 1478. Our biggest pub- crawl yet. Thank you to Xan and Kev for organising yet another fantastic pub-crawl. Yas 9
  • 13. HYSTERESIS 2008BBQsLet’s face it, The AUES are the onlyclub on campus who actually holddecent events; and are very wellknown for our BBQs which arealways good fun. First Term barbiewas a huge success with 10 kegsdrank, which was a new record evenfor us, (only to be beaten at thefollowing two barbies). This is thebarbecue where we introducedrinking to the freshers, who arethoroughly inaugurated at theconclusion of our first AUES event ofthe year.Despite the food not rocking up forages and not being able to feed themasses until almost 1.30pm, everyone who was there drank instead and had a great time anyway. The second term barbie, better known as the trans-Torrens tug BBQ was a great success despite a mediocre turnout; because someone, possibly Ben, didn’t email the members list.The tug was up to it’s the usual high standard; mostlybecause instead of allowing the rubbish med students tocompete, it was held between engie undergrads and postgrads. A reluctant undergradended up in the river because someone decided that it was time for a swim. Well donewhoever you are. Thanks to Vanya and Charlie who refereed the tug from a paddleboat. Yas 10
  • 14. HYSTERESIS 2008End of Exams PartyNate, (manager of the Electric Light Hotel) thought that it would be a good idea to makethis a sports themed party. Needing little excuse to get in the spirit I roll up dressed likeJohn McEnroe to discover that no-one had dressed up. Moving on from that small hiccup,the post exams party was, from what I’ve been told and remember, an amazing night andis something I’m looking forward to doing again soon! LloydCareers NightThe careers night far exceeded our expectations with over 200 students and 40 industryrepresentatives in attendance. The night was held in the Eclipse and Equinox functionrooms of and consisted of four 15 minute presentations and two hours of networking.Stuart Wildy, from the school of Mechanical Engineering, gave the audience an insight intothe life of a PhD student. Steve Mattiazzo (York Civil), Paul Fitzgerald (Worley Parsons),Angela Harvey and Alan Thomas (both from Connell Wager) introduced the audience towhat sort of engineering their companies did and what their companies looked for inundergraduate/graduate recruits. Following these four presentations, was the opportunityto network, over drinks and finger food, with representatives from the following companies:eLabtronics, BAE Systems Australia, Worley Parsons, Adelaide Brighton Cement,Maunsell AECOM, GPA Engineering, GHD, ICEWaRM, ElectraNet, Bardavcol, York Civil,Robert Walters, and Connel WagnerEngineers Australia (as co-hosts) wasalso on hand to answer any questionsabout professional development,chartered status or engineering ingeneral, whilst Stuart and his wife Jadestayed to enthuse students aboutconsidering further study.The mock interviews were held twoweeks after the careers night in theHarry Medlin rooms. These interviews were intended to give students practice andfeedback on their technique before their vacation work interviews. Lauren Smoker (ASC),Angela Harvey (Connell Wagner), Bob Cooper (Worley Parsons) and Dr Max Ratcliffe(Strachan and Henshaw Australia) provided 36 students with mock interviews throughoutthe day. Many students commented on how much they had learned from the feedbackprovided and all students left feeling more comfortable with the interview process. Thanks to Lauren, Angela, Bob and Max for finding the time in their busy work schedules to help out and to Chris for running things when I couldn’t be there. Both the careers night and mock interviews were an overwhelming success for the AUES, providing invaluable services to our members and strengthening relationships with industry. These events will now surpass the statics tutorials as the Education VPs primary responsibility. 11
  • 15. HYSTERESIS 2008Next year will be another busy year for the Education VP with plans to expand the careersnight and publish a vacation / graduate job E-Book for AUES members. Finally I’d like tothank Kirby and Jade at the ECMS office for help with room bookings and publicity, SarahStrong-Law at the National Wine Centre Events office for organising rooms and cateringand the 2008 AUES committee for their endless work in helping make all these eventspossible. KevElection Week and The Party Party PartyTypically, engies don’t vote ‘cos they don’t really care. To this I can testify that engineers are without a doubt the most apathetic bunch of students on campus. I know this because I decided that I should run for Union Board so that I could make a difference and hopefully make enough changes that the AUES could continue to run such awesome events. Thanks to everyone that voted, I was elected to the board in the very last position and only made it in by three votes. As you can see from the random picture of me on the sack truck, sometimes the AUES just gets bored and resorts to very random acts to keep themselves entertained. Just don’t even ask! The AUES ran several BBQs that week to promote our 3rd term event the PARTY PARTY PARTY which is a party to celebrate the end of election week where you can once again sit on the lawns without six student pollies trying to harass you and make you vote. The AUES, in traditional style, painted banners advertising their upcoming events with slogans such as “The PARTY PARTY doesn’t advertise” and “The PARTY PARTY: half-arsed banners since 2008” which were then taken down on Friday and hung up at Electric Light for the Party. The PARTY PARTY PARTY was“organised” by my co-editor Lloyd, who rocked up at Electric Light 20 minutes past eight ina fairly intoxicated state after telling everyone else to be there at 7.15 for setup for an 8pmstart. Once again fantastic work by Lloyd, who despite not doing anything was lucky thatPippi Shanks, Vanya and PJ (who does commerce) stepped in and saved him by doing allthe work for him. Thanks girls. Yas 12
  • 16. Vox Pop HYSTERESIS 2008 Adam ‘Acey’ Cope1. Favourite number and why? 1) 7... No! 13... No! What was the question?2. If you had to design something what would it be? 2) Bragg lecture theatre with more leg room3. Best thing I’ve learnt in my degree is... 3) Maths IA is heaps easier the third time4. Favourite engineering moment? 4) Watching Lloyd, Crowie and Westy get kicked out of Thermo 1 for teasing Gareth5. Favourite pub-crawl story 5) Getting glad wrapped to a light pole on Rundle Street. Who brings glad wrap to a pub-crawl... Seriously!! Brenda Chang 1) 5, I’ve always had a thing for that number 2) A ‘Lloydmeister’, wouldn’t that be tasty 3) 90% guys, and being one of the 10% REALLY! Maybe not... 4) When my friend got asked out in NAPS by a random guy through a note! How cute! 5) Seeing engie nerds get drunk for the first time! Nicole Lovibond 1) π... mmm... pie!! 2) Stronger, longer lasting deodorant for all the smelly boys in my lectures 3) Ummmm.... maths?? 4) Meeting my favourite engineering buddy... Brenda!! 5) I haven’t been on a pub-crawl.... Mark Crowhurst 1) 13- I’m a maverick 2) A condom that doesn’t break, for obvious reasons. 3) “During the next 10 minutes, you may read the paper and make notes on the scribble paper provided. Please be advised that no co candidate may leave the examination room until 40 minutes have elapsed, at 1:30. Your reading time begins now” 4) Sacarino catching a paper plane we threw at him, mid sentence. 5) The ATM – Cheers Lloyd Nick Bartsch 1) 13... my birthday...from all accounts I was two weeks late, new years 2) most useful idea so far is an automatic beer bong from uni-bar 3) it is socially acceptable amongst engineers to occasionally drop into the maths drop in centre... before it was demolished that is 4) realising that one particular engineering lecturer is much more entertaining when you could see that he closely resembles a little brown monster off super Mario 5) ending up in the RAH emergency room before 9pm only to have it written on my shirt by Tom Sherwin 13
  • 17. Ryan Faulkner HYSTERESIS 2008 Tom Vincent1) Nothing, I live on the wild side 1) 96... That’s how I roll2) A beer fridge that tosses beer to 2) An alarm system for the vending you machine for all you bastards that try3) Uni’s a breeding ground for to knock free shit out of the vending hippie art students that suck! machine4) Winning the keg stack, breaking 3) Lecturers make the worst lecturers my ribs on the bouncy castle. Or going in the Torrens with Xan 4) Witnessing Xan in his drunken fury after losing the tug of war. through the megaphone during5) Well the biggest problem with o’week... those school girls will pub-crawls is that I can’t never be the same remember any of them 5) Ill toss up my mansions rage and Xan’s snooze in the park at 7pm Boy Chris Xan O’Shea 3) 7, it makes two appearances in my date of birth 1) 50... 51 wasted effort, 49 4) The wheel wasted year 5) How to delegate the job of ‘vox- 2) A lift that refuses to take people pop’ for Hysteresis to other from level two to level one, and people a jump to conclusions mat 6) Sitting a maths exam high as a 3) Learning a subject, from kite scratch, in an open book exam 7) 2nd year, legless, theft didn’t hurt anyone, and beer on competition with Xan the lawns, never overrated 4) The duck at quiz night, all nighters in CATS. Redbull, Girl Kris SAPAC and Youtube 1) 1, everyone wants to be number one 5) 90c beers at church... 2) Shut up, I’m enthralled in this game... why bulletproof are those ones shooting??? 3) How to pass an exam rather than learn the subject. It’s really quite sad 4) BBQs and pub crawls 5) Hanging out in the parklands with guysi just met and a bottle of jagermeister Lloyd Moffatt 1) 66... think about it ; ) 2) A car that drives itself. I suspect a little Japanese guy may have the jump on me here... 3) Beer, music and people is a bulletproof recipe for success 4) Watching a vending machine steal Gareth’s money... and the wrath that followed 5) Watching Xan throw up and then pass out in the same bush... around 7:30ish 14
  • 18. HYSTERESIS 2008 Tom Sherwin 1) 6 Just cos.... don’t look at me like that, it Luke Betros sounds good!1) 7, cos everyone likes it 2) New car... I like cars2) A heated toilet seat 3) Not to do a PhD3) How to drink beer 4) Passing VACA... As they say, third times4) Meeting Gareth, He’s a clown that a charm bloke 5) The bloke that taxed the eftpos machine from hungry jacks5) Can’t remember Red 1) 999, I’m evil when I do handstands 2) A DVD that can hold an infinite amount of porn 3) Can’t think of anything 4) Entertainment at ‘Hen’s and Bucks’ 2 5) Fryzie getting taken home by the police. They found him and his bike passed out after crashing on War Memorial Drive Dahhhhh..... Daniel Kisgyano whatcha lookin’ 1) 21, old football number at me for?? 2) A toaster that keeps the toast warm after it pops. Fuck yeah! Tim Dabrowski 3) That that guy standing behind 1) x, ‘cos it solves everyone’s problems me is heaps under-rated 2) A cat that acts like a dog. Preferably 4) Being involved with UARC08 one that would bark (Awwwww...) 3) Yr 12 knowledge and old skool nouse 5) Bohemian Rhapsody Karaoke at will get you through till the end of PJ’s (They do karaoke on pub- third year crawls??) 4) When Lloyd tried to hang a boat from a bridge 5) Don’t do pub-crawls (What a LOSER!!) Tim Hickson1) 2- the only even prime number, and titties also come in this quantity2) Beer dispensing backpack, like a ‘camelpack’ only pressurised and inconspicuous...3) Beer is the solution to all mathematical problems (Proof: Bonus marks from a tutor who mistook beer marks for coffee stains showing long hours of study)4) Receiving an “unsatisfactory Academic Progress” letter for passing only one of the two subject I took that semester5) Pub-crawls are hard to remember, but I seem to recall someone slipping over in a toilet where the urinal was overflowing with urine and vomit... that was priceless 15
  • 19. HYSTERESIS 2008 Head of Chemical Engineering Individual staff have maintained existing research programs and/or developed new ones with other researchers in the University of Adelaide and with industry, research institutions and universities in Australia and overseas. For example, Dr. David Lewis and Dr. Peter Ashman, in collaboration with Professor Michael Borowitzka of Murdoch University were awarded significant funding from the Renewable Energy and Distributed Generation Task Force (REDGTF) of the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate (AP6) Program for their project, “A Fully Integrated Process for Biodiesel Production from Microalgae in Saline Water”. The aim of the project is to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of an integrated process for the production of microalgal oils that are suitable as a feedstock for biodieselproduction. The project will cover the whole process of microalgae oil production including speciesselection, culture system design, construction and operation, optimal growth conditions and culturemanagement for sustainable high oil yields, harvesting, media recycle, oil extraction and biomassdisposal and/or reuse. It integrates existing technologies with new advances and developments atall stages of the process.On 22 February this year the School Seminar Room, N123b was officially named the Robert W FTait Room in honour of the late Professor Robert (Bob) Tait (1917–1997) who was Professor ofChemical Engineering from 1963 until his retirement at the end of 1982. During his tenure he wasinstrumental in leading and nurturing the development and growth of chemical engineering at theUniversity of Adelaide. His widow, Mrs. Norma Tait was a special guest of honour at the namingceremony.We continue to attract undergraduate and postgraduate students of exceptional quality and withineach cohort a significant number of females. The number of new students enrolling in ChemicalEngineering degree programs continues to increase and we are very pleased that our new degreeprogram in Pharmaceutical Engineering that was introduced in 2007 has attracted significantenrolments. Another new venture is the Chemical Engineering stream in the Sustainable EnergyEngineering degree that commenced just this year. The School continues to put considerableeffort into attracting industry support for student education and activities, including sponsoredprizes. For example, industry partners who have provided new and ongoing support are Santos,Exxon-Mobil, Origin Energy, BHP-Billiton, OneSteel, Protherics, the Australian Institute of Energyand Campus Travel.The annual University of Adelaide Chem-E-Car competition was held this year on 5 Septemberwith Team Fluoro winning and advancing to the Australasian finals in Newcastle, NSW to be heldon 1 October during Chemeca 2008, the Australasian Chemical Engineering Conference. Chem-E-Car is a student competition in which teams of four must design and build a small car (it must fitwithin a shoebox) that is powered by a chemical reaction. The car must be able to travel aspecified distance while carrying a specified load of water. The car that finishes closest to thetarget distance is the winner. The catch is that the teams find out the distance and load to becarried only 1 hour before the competition commences. This year the winning car was powered bya home-made lead-acid battery. Other entries used a galvanic cell and an ethanol fuel cell.This year the Chemical Engineering Plant Tour for undergraduate students was held from 7–11July and included 37 students accompanied by two academic staff, Dr. Yung Ngothai and Dr.Kristen Bremmell, and the School Business Manager, Mrs. Di Parish. Visits were arranged toMayne Pharma Ltd, Nyrstar, Port Augusta Power Station, OneSteel Whyalla Steelworks, BHP-Billiton Olympic Dam, Santos at Port Bonython, National Foods and finishing at Coopers BreweryLtd. The students appreciated observing chemical engineering concepts on a large scale and tomeet up with some of our graduates who are now working with these companies and are veryenthusiastic about their jobs. A BBQ and quiz night were just some of the after hours activities. Professor Keith King 16
  • 20. HYSTERESIS 2008 Head of Civil Engineering The year 2008 has been a period of significant achievements for the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering. The school’s staff and students have been recognized in their fields of excellence by receiving many academic awards. Late last year Professor Graeme Dandy was elected a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, placing him among Australias leaders of technology and engineering. Professor Dandy was one of 30 new Fellows elected to the Academy, and one of only three from South Australia. Prof Dandy was honoured for his international achievements in the development and commercial application of genetic algorithms and AI techniques in water resources engineering. The Academys President, Professor Robin Batterham, said the new Fellows were "joining the ranks of the most eminent scientists, engineers and technologists in Australia". "Our Fellowship is comprised of world-class performers and all are acknowledged as leaders in their field," he said.The Water Down Under Conference, held in April, was very successful, with a large number of delegates (~450),many of whom commented that this was one of the best organised and best run conferences they had everattended. This is primarily due to the hard work and expertise of the organising and technical committees,including Graeme Dandy as Committee Chair, Trevor Daniell and Martin Lambert as Co-Chairs of the TechnicalProgram Subcommittee, and Michael Leonard, Alex Osti and Steven Need as members of the Technical ProgramSubcommittee. Martin Lambert and Angus Simpson (with Pedro Lee, Dalius Misiunas and John Vitovsky) wererecipients of the G.N. Alexander medal best paper award. This award is well-deserved recognition of Angus andMartins groundbreaking work on leak detection using transients, which they have taken from the conceptual stage,to laboratory trials to contract work with SA Water. Michael Leonard received the award for best presentation by arecent graduate. This adds to a long list of awards for our postgraduate students, the last of which was the BestPresentation award Jakin Ravalico received at the Modsim conference in Christchurch last December. Many of ourpast graduates were at the conference, one of whom Katherine Daniell, received the award for best posterpresentation.The academic year of 2008 began with the tradition of the Engineering Challenge, a design competition for all theSchools students. The Challenge culminated with a Welcome BBQ followed by the testing session on the BarrSmith Lawns on Friday 7th March. This year the event involved the construction of a structure, made only ofnewspaper and sellotape capable of supporting a 2kg weight. The catch was that all elements of the structure hadto fit inside a standard 5 ream photocopy paper box (a 35cm cube approx.) and be assembled on the day in only 5minutes. The event was generously sponsored by Parsons Brinckerhoff who provided cash prizes for the teamsbased on the final height of the structure. The winning team, who took away $500, finished with a structure 2.22metres high. Most teams worked with a fairly traditional truss type structure but there were some very innovativedesigns too, showing real engineering flair.Ashley Kingsborough, who graduated from the school in 2004, has been awarded a 2008/09 British CheveningScholarship. He will undertake a Masters in Science (Environmental Change and Management) at the Universityof Oxford beginning in October 2008. Since graduating Ashley has been employed as an environmental engineerin KBRs Natural Resource Management group in Adelaide, gaining experience in environmental management andhydrology. In 2006-2007, Ashley completed a 15-month placement with the United Nations Educational, Scientificand Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) in Hanoi, Vietnam as an Australian Youth Ambassador for Development,where he managed the cultural heritage component of a feasibility study to upgrade the water system within theHue World Heritage Area. In addition, he worked with the Halong Bay Management Board to improve theirmanagement capacity and the Hoi An Centre for Monuments Conservation to improve their disaster preparednessplanning. The Chevening Scholarships programme is funded by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office(FCO) and administered by the British Council of Australia.2008 was a year where the School of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering welcomed numerous new staff.Dr Ki-Bok Min and Associate Professor Hamid Sheikh joined the academic staff whilst Adam Ryntjes, GaryBowman, Jon Ayoub and Anita Hannaford joined the laboratory and workshop staff. Recent PhD graduates fromthe School include Dr Mark Stephens, Dr Young-il Kim, Dr Matt Gibbs and Dr Raizal Rashid. The School of Civil,Environmental and Mining Engineering would like to congratulate Holger Maier, the Deputy Head of the School,who last year was promoted to the academic position of Professor. Thankyou to all the members of the School ofCivil, Environmental and Mining Engineering for making 2008 another successful year. Congratulations to all finalyear students for completing your studies we hope to maintain communications with you throughout yourprofessional careers. Professor Michael Griffith. 17
  • 21. HYSTERESIS 2008 Head of Electrical Engineering I am grateful for this opportunity to report on what has been a very dynamic year in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. From an undergraduate perspective, the most significant change was the introduction of our new Level 1 courses, Electrical and Electronic Engineering 1A and 1B. This the first stage of the introduction of new curricula, based solely on 3 unit courses. We will be introducing new level 2 courses next year. Another major development in the undergraduate curriculum has been the introduction this year of two new degrees, in Sustainable Energy and Avionics and Electronic Systems. The Sustainable Energy degree is a joint program taught by Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and this School. It provides a broad coverage of the increasingly important sustainable energy technologies, with opportunities to specialise in Electrical,Mechanical or Chemical streams. The Avionics and Electronic Systems degree covers a range ofelectronic technologies relevant to communications, sensors, control and embedded computing,with a major focus on the engineering and integration of complex electronic systems.In connection with the Avionics degree I’m pleased to report that this year the University signed anagreement with Qantas Engineering for collaboration on engineering teaching and research.Under this agreement Qantas will provide advice on curriculum content of the Avionics degree andother relevant degrees offered by the Faculty, as well as guest lectures in some courses. We arediscussing with Qantas other forms of engagement with the Faculty and its students.In terms of research the School continues to be successful, with high rates of publication and grantsuccess. This year our staff have been successful in winning grants from the Premier’s Scienceand Research Fund and the Australian Research Council and in obtaining funding from theDepartment of Defence’s Concept Technology Demonstrator program, though collaboration withindustry. At the end of last year we saw a record 12 candidates graduate from this School withPhD’s and this year looks like being nearly as successful. This is a reflection not only of severalyears of very hard work by the graduates but also of the strong research groups within the School.In line with the University’s Strategic Plan and the Faculty’s Research Strategy we continue to buildupon our research groups and focus in the areas of Power Engineering and Sensors and SignalProcessing, in which we have world-leading expertise.By way of staff achievements I am pleased to report that Dr Tamath Rainsford recently won the SAYoung Tall Poppy of the Year award, in recognition of her research in electromagnetics andbiomedical engineering. This adds to her earlier recent achievements in winning the Faculty,Executive Dean’s and University Stephen Cole prizes for excellence in teaching in 2007.Congratulations Tamath.I’m also happy to welcome two new members of staff to the School this year. Associate ProfessorChristophe Fumeaux is an electromagnetics expert who joins us from ETH, the Swiss FederalInstitute of Technology in Zurich. Mr Michael Teague has joined as a Technical Assistant in theWorkshop. We are very pleased to have both Christophe and Michael join the School.There are many ongoing developments within the School, University and Faculty and they all pointto busy and exciting times ahead. As the end of the year draws into sight I would like to thankeveryone associated with the School – students, staff and colleagues around the University – fortheir hard work and support during the year. I would also like to congratulate those of you who willbe graduating at the end of this year and offer my best wishes for your professional careers. Associate Professor Michael Liebelt 18
  • 22. HYSTERESIS 2008 Head of Mechanical Engineering This past year has been one of immense growth and continued excellence in research and teaching for the School of Mechanical Engineering. We saw the introduction of two new programs, Sustainable Energy Engineering and Sports Engineering in 2008. Our school has 960 students and employs 25 academic staff and 15 general staff members. Our research activities have also increased, covering wider areas of interest. The School has secured new staff appointments of senior and junior academics all of whom have varied interests and specialist areas of expertise. Professor John Cheung, who joined our school in February, will head the Wind activities in our School. Dr Gerald Schneider retired early this year from his position. Dr Schneider helped establish the Aerospace program in our School and has contributed a great deal to this and other programs over the years. Dr Schneiderwill be missed by our staff and students and we wish him all the best in his retirement. Dr Vincent Wheatleyis our new Aerospace lecturer. Assoc Prof Franz (Tino) Fuss was appointed to our School to lead the SportsEngineering program. Assoc Prof Farid Christo also joined our staff from DSTO in April of this year.In other news, Prof Colin Hansen was appointed Head of School for an additional two years, extending histenure until December 2009. Prof. Hansen is currently in New Zealand where he is on sabbatical. He returnsto the School as Head in February 2009. We would like to congratulate Dr Tien-Fu Lu and Dr Con Doolanwho where promoted to Senior Lecturer early in 2008.Since our last Hysteresis report we’ve had the 2007 Final Year Project Exhibition which was held on Friday, thOctober 26 . The exhibition was a big success! The 42 projects were judged by the School’s academic staffand 18 voluntary industry representatives. A record number of general members of the public attend,including many high school students, friends and family of the students, and important figures in industry andfrom within the university. A total of 15 awards were supported by Industry and were to the value of $500 -$1000. The Final Year Project Exhibition in 2008 looks to be even bigger and better than the last one. It’sgrown from strength to strength over the years, so much so that we’ve had to move it off campus. It will be thheld at Adelaide Showgrounds in Ridley Centre on Friday, October 24 . With 44 interesting and variedprojects on display and 25 judges it should make for a full and exciting day!The annual Design and Build competition is a great way for new students to integrate with existing studentsand familiarise themselves with basic concepts in Engineering. This year students designed and builtautonomous robots capable of collecting a golf ball and transporting it through an obstacle course. First prizewas awarded to Team Kamelion ($750) and Second Prize awarded to Team Brassneck. There was also aBest Engineered Prize for $250 won by Team Max404, a Best Report Prize of $250 won by Team R2D2 andthe Best Referenced Prize of $50 won by Team Kryten.This competition is for teams of second-year Mechanical-Engineering students from Universities in Australiaand New Zealand. A local competition is organised on a University campus and winners attend a finalcompetition in Sydney. This year’s task was to provide a single, all terrain, autonomous device to deal withrapid transportation and accurate deployment of a relief payload. The project was called ‘READY’ –Responsible Emergency Aid for Disaster, Year-round. This year’s competition was an especially successfulevent with many interesting, high quality devices achieving high scores. The members of the winning team;Bryn Crawford, Shane Fitzgerald, Tristan Goss and Eric Parsonage, produced a high quality, reliable deviceusing positioning feedback system which enabled their device to achieve consistently high scores. Based onavailable results from other Universities our team has a realistic chance of winning a prize in the Sydneyfinals at the end of September 2008.We would like to congratulate the 110 students who were presented with prizes at our Annual Awards Dinner thon December 18 , 2007 at the Strathmore Hotel. The sold out dinner was a huge success and for many wasa celebration to commemorate the completion of their studies with Mechanical Engineering. This year, our thAwards Dinner is being held at the Stamford Plaza on Thursday 11 December. We would like to encourageall of our students to attend to help us celebrate the achievements of our award winners throughout 2008and to commemorate the end of another successful year of study with the School of Mechanical Engineering. Associate Professor Bassam Dally 19
  • 23. HYSTERESIS 2008 Head of Australian School of Petroleum The last year has been an exciting period for the Australian School of Petroleum, with much growth and achievement for both staff and students. We have seen the arrival of several new teaching and research staff to ASP. On the research side we welcomed Dr Kathryn Amos, Dr Simon Holford, Dr Rachel Nanson, Dr Mark Bunch, Dr Sandrine Vidal-Gilbert, Dr Saju Menacherry and Dr Themis Carageorgos. In early 2008, we welcomed two new Petroleum Engineering teaching and research staff Prof Pavel Bedrikovetsky and Dr Motiur Rahman.Our academic staff has continued to engage in significant and high quality research projects.Assoc Prof Bruce Ainsworth and Dr Boyan Vakarelov are two of the principle investigators in theWAVE Consortium which focuses on reservoir heterogeneities in mixed process (wave/fluvial/tidal)sand-bodies.The ASP Seminar Series has flourished with a diverse and interesting range of presentations fromstaff, students and guest speakers. The fortnightly Seminar Series which runs on alternateThursday lunch times has been further enhanced with the recent introduction of monthly socialseminar events on Friday afternoons.In 2008 ASP has experienced improved success with the mentoring program for engineeringstudents. Early in Semester 1, mentors held introductory meetings for 1st and 2nd year students inconjunction with Petroleum courses. Mentors have continued to meet informally with studentsthroughout the year, including some off-campus meetings at industry functions.To enhance the learning experience of our undergraduates we took our 1st year class on aweekend field camp to the Fleurieu Peninsula in May. The trip achieved both its goals of helpingthe geological education of our petroleum engineers and the equally important goal of building ASPcamaraderie.The last 12 months has seen numerous prizes and awards presented to a range of students andstaff. Final year student, Chris Treziak, has been awarded the 2008 JF Kennedy MemorialPetroleum Engineering Entrepreneurial Scholarship of $20,000 and field work with ExtremeMachining Australia; for demonstrating entrepreneurship, community involvement, innovation andacademic merit.In August 2008, Prof Hemanta Sarma was one of eight staff from the University of Adelaide to berecognised as among the best educators in Australia and he received an Australian Learning andTeaching Council Citations award for excellence in teaching and learning, worth $10,000 each.Hemanta’s award acknowledges his work ‘initiating students into the profession of PetroleumEngineering while interacting with them to secure their welfare as individuals and success asscholars.’Congratulations to final year student Siti Zulkipli, who was selected to participate in theInternational Petroleum Technology Conference (IPTC) to be held in Kuala Lumpar in December2008. Siti is among 50 students selected from universities worldwide who will attend theconference and exhibition.In 2007 ASP had 43 graduating students: 16 with combined degrees, 11 in our Masters ofPetroleum Engineering program, 6 in other Masters programs, 6 in our Honours PetroleumGeoscience program and 4 PhD students. We are pleased to report that our graduate employmentrate remains at almost 100%, with most of our 2008 graduate class already securing positions incompanies both locally and globally. Professor Richard Hillis 20
  • 24. HYSTERESIS 2008 Report from EEESAUEEESAU – Electrical and Electronic Engineering Society of Adelaide University – is the IEEEstudent branch at the University of Adelaide. The Committee represents a wide cross-section ofthe people in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering: postgraduate students,undergraduate students, and staff. We cater to both the social and academic aspects of the EEEexperience.Most undergraduate students would know us from the beginning of their academic career as theseller of EEE course notes. Following much collaboration with the EEE staff, we managed toprovide notes from a wide variety of courses for both semesters this year. Once again, the turnoutthis year was most pleasing, if not overwhelming at times. It must be said that we madeimprovements to our database that led to a more efficient sale in the second semester.In first semester, we ran two short courses for final year project students. The first was on SeminarPresentation Skills and we developed it in conjunction with the Centre for Learning andProfessional Development here at the University of Adelaide. The other was a course on LaTeX, adocument processing language that is similar in concept to HTML and is what the Maths departments use to create their equations. Also during the first semester, we organised the School of EEE Research Expo which carried the basic aim of letting everyone know what sort of research the postgraduates and the EEE lecturers get up to. It featured seminars and poster sessions, a lunch, and a cocktail party at the end. Now with three years of experience, there were fewer organisational issues and more awareness. As a result, there was a healthy attendance at all of the sessions and events. Encouraged, we have plans for another Expo next year, so stay tuned!Of course, what would a student club be if there were no social events? Eschewing the endlessmess of a barbecue, we made the decision last year to serve pizza instead. However, despite ourplanning, the 2008 semester one pizza lunch wasstill one to remember. There was the unexpecteddecision from the Faculty to review its alcoholpolicy. There was also the sudden move indoorsbecause of the unseasonably cold and wet weather.Even so, it was quite pleasant and much moreconvenient indoors, and we managed to attract alarge number of attendees. We held the secondsemester pizza lunch indoors with similar success.This year, in an effort to invigorate interest andinvolvement, the Clubs Association organised theUniBar Clubs Cup, which is a series of competitionsthat determines an overall winner. Although we congratulate all EEESAU members whorepresented us in the competitions, we must say a big thank you to those who brought us to victoryin the Bungee Run!It has been a wonderful year and a pleasure to be the EEESAU Presidentfor 2008. Many thanks go to everyone who came and supported ourevents. I also thank all of the EEESAU Committee members for theirefforts throughout the year. I wish the 2009 Committee all the bestsuccess. Zhining Lim, 2008 President 21
  • 25. HYSTERESIS 2008 Report from AIAA The University of American Institute of Adelaide Aeronautics and Astronautics Student BranchAEROSPACE CAREERS EVENING 2008The Aerospace Careers Evening run by the Student Branch of American Institute ofAeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) has been developed to educate students on theopportunities available to them once they have graduated and are working in theaerospace/defence industry in South Australia. It is one of the best opportunities oncampus for students enrolled in a mechanically based to degree to gain advice on futureopportunities. This year the Careers Evening followed a slightly different format with doorsopening at 5.30pm to allow extra time for students to chat with industry representatives.Over twenty aerospace professional representing eight different companies were present.The focus of the evening was the three presentations. Brad Gibson from The Universityof Adelaide spoke about “The Post Graduate experience”, Dustin Edwards and LucasMartin from Australian Aerospace spoke about “Starting in the Workforce” and StephenCamporeale from Nova Defence – “Engineering and where it can take you”. All speakersgave great presentations and students were most appreciative of their advice. After thelast presentation free pizza and soft drinks were provided for all members. Students wereencouraged to stay and speak with the industry representatives.The evening was a terrific success with over 130 students attending. The committeereceived many positive comments, such as “impeccable organisation”, “intense studentinteraction” and “the ability to really see what the industry is all about and can offer” fromstudents and professionals alike. The committee would like to thank the Department ofMechanical Engineering for their financial support of the careers night. For moreinformation about the activities of student branch of AIAA at the University of Adelaideplease email aiaa_exec@mecheng.adelaide.edu.au Kevin Chan 22
  • 26. HYSTERESIS 2008 Dirty Words in Engineering • Jacked pile • Screwed pile • Snug tight nut condition • Incomplete penetration butt weld • Pumping head • Double skinned thickened column • Increased rate-of-penetration • Diamond-hard drill bits • Double Radius flaps • Funnel type lubrication nipple • Increased shaft work • My jet impact force is greater than • Burst pressure yours • Shaft friction • FAG - Central lubrication adapter fro • Complete penetration butt weld stud type track rollers • Spurt length - about 8 inches • Member (Can be braced or unbraced • We are able to drill in any direction as well as subject to bending, • High bottom-hole pressure compression or tension forces) • Lubrication assists the penetration of • The relubrication interval can only be the drill pipe into the unconsolidated determined precisely by means of formation! tests carried out under the relevant • Anyone game for contaminating operating conditions. virgin reservoirs? • Relubrication quantities for a flowable • Plot me a graph of impact force grease central lubrication system and against annular fluid velocity its conversion to the number of • We use logging to work out where relubrication impulses for generally your fluids are available metering nipple sizes. Women in Technology ChallengeThe woman in technology challenge was held on the 15th and 16th of July 2008. Thisprogramme was created to encourage more females to undertake degrees in engineering,mathematics and science. It demonstrates what engineers do and the variety of work theycan become involved in, especially now that there are so many different engineeringdisciplines offered at University. Girls in years 10, 11 and 12 from various schools aroundthe sate were showed around the university where they attended various workshops.These included tours of the mechanical Labs (I don’t think the Holden Labs has ever seenso many females before), petroleum building, CATS, and a session in which there was anattempt at making maths exciting and interesting (I thought it failed miserably, but the girlsloved it!). The activities included making an electric motor and silly putty. The best sessionby far was by computer science where the girls played with animation programs. I thinkthis is required as out of all the faculties, computer science needs to encourage females toenrol; and several of the males need lessons in what a female is and how to talk to one.Over all, the event was well run and the girls enjoyed themselves, which wasdemonstrated in the glowing surveys that they returned. I hope at least a few of them willcome back and study at Adelaide in order to increase the female to male ratio as I am surethe guys would love more girls and so would us females. I just wish that something similarwas run when I was at school as even half way through year 12 I didn’t know what anengineer was and I had no idea of the diversity of jobs that they are involved in. Rebecca Tennant 23
  • 27. HYSTERESIS 2008 AUES in NumbersThis page is traditionally a quick commentary on the AUES in 2008. It usually describeshow much beer we drank, how many pub-crawl shirts we sold and anything else that wecan put a number to. And this year it is no different!42 kegs BBQs 4 Fantastic BBQs 728 Members of the AUES 2465 litres of FREE beerbeer 1478 Pub-crawl shirts Over 1500 people in 14 pubs wearing bright yellow 24
  • 28. HYSTERESIS 2008 The Maths Building – Before, In-between and AfterAs most engies will know; as doubtless you wouldhave been inconvenienced by it; the former mathsbuilding was knocked down to make way for anewer and bigger maths building. Theconstruction was started in early December 2007and even now as I write this, all that is there nowis a huge hole in the ground that as the months goon just continues to get bigger and bigger, with nonotable progress occurring. The maths staff was obviously misplaced and have been relegated to 10 Pulteney Street across the road until the new building is completed, showing their relative unimportance to the faculty and the university in general. We don’t know when they plan on completing this project, but it probably won’t occur until after anyone who can remember the old maths building has completed their degrees! The predicted completion date is 2010 sometime. We find it difficult to believe that such a large project can be completed in the remaining one and a half years of allotted time when the foundation required for such a feat of engineering has only just been started. The new building is expected to costWhat we’re expecting the new maths approximately $100million, so if multiplied by threebuilding to look like since they asked the and then squared, it might be close to what thiscivil engineering students to design it! project will actually cost! The government has generously donated $4million to this project in itsefforts to try and keep its election promises along the lines of doing good for education –thank you Kevin Rudd for your outstanding contribution to this project – cos picking up 4%of the expected total cost is an effort to be commended.This new facility is a great development for the Faculty of Engineering, Computer &Mathematical Sciences, which will now have an additional 14,000square metres of building. Don’t ask me why this is important,because I just copied this figure straight off the uni constructionwebsite. I wonder what they will decide to do with all this newspace. It seems like such a perfect place to hold commerceclasses!If you want to know more about the new maths building, visit these links: An artist’s impression of • http://www.adelaide.edu.au/space/emcs/construction/ the new maths building • http://youtube.com/watch?v=91mYAvnE35U 25
  • 29. HYSTERESIS 2008 New Engineering Degrees - What the?This year several new (and only slightly funny) engineering degrees were added to thecourses already offered at by the Engineering, Mathematical, and Computer SciencesFaculty of Adelaide Uni and they are: Bachelor of Engineering (Software Engineering) B.E(SoftE) Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Engineering B.E(ArEng) Bachelor of Engineering in Computational Engineering B.Eng(CE) Bachelor of Engineering in Sports Engineering B.E(SpEng) Bachelor of Engineering in Sustainable Energy Engineering BE(SustEE)Some of these degrees are a bit ‘WHAT THE?’ I mean, really? Sports engineering? Okay,you can design my new sneakers. Have fun with that! On a more serious note, we wouldlike to congratulate the faculty on the initiation of these new types of engineering, andwelcome all those students undertaking these degrees to EMCS. The Facebook GroupFor the first time ever the AUES even has its own Facebook group so all of you memberswho ignore emails that get sent to your uni accounts can no longer claim ignorance of ourevents because we now also spam the Facebook group. For those of you who would liketo join just search Adelaide University Engineering Society and hit the join group button.It’s all pretty simple.For us, this is a big deal otherwise I wouldn’t be blabbing on about in the yearbook, but it isrepresentative of the AUES moving into the 21st century and embracing technology. TheAUES only got its own laptop this year, so you could probably quite correctly state that wemay have been lagging a little behind in the technology department, but not anymore.I’d just like to thank all of you wonderful Facebook users who have put up multitudes ofpictures of pub-crawl and our barbies because it helps a poor unfortunate soul (myself)many hours of pain by supplying me with an easy source of copying and pasting picturesof so many people who would otherwise have never made it into our magazine. Thanks!Currently, our Facebook group has 278 members and there are 129 very interestingphotos also posted, so check it out. The many benefits of joining include event invitations,reminders about all our events plus keeping in contact with other members. Yas 26
  • 30. HYSTERESIS 2008 The Must Do List for Every Engie1. Have a beer at an AUES BBQ2. Go on Engie pub-crawl with a shirt3. Know people on the committee so you can push in the beer line4. Participate in white fear in O’Week5. Fall in the Torrens at the tug-o-war Engie BBQ and live to tell the tale6. Attend a random lecture in Union Hall just so you can get kicked out7. Run for a position in a club and actually get elected8. Spend an all-nighter in CATS9. Fail something really easy because you partied the night before10. Attend a theme party at the Unibar, where you actually dress to the theme11. Win a boat race against another engie, ‘cos we all know that no-one else really knows how to drink12. Get ID’d at the UniBar even though you are 2113. Run up the down escalator just ‘cos you’re too old to be doing it (see graph below)14. Get your logon account frozen ‘cos you got caught eating or drinking by that Nazi up at CATS15. Run up the stairs really fast while your friends are in the lift, press the button at every floor, and then try your best not to huff and puff whilst you stand at the lift exit when the doors open and say “geez you guys took ages!” 27
  • 31. HYSTERESIS 200816. Hook up with someone in your year in your course so that forever after its always awkward for both of you to make eye-contact17. Purposely avoid student pollies in election week18. Win the Leader’s Guernsey on Engie Pub-crawl19. Leave an exam within the first 10 minutes ‘cos you don’t have a clue, then sit a supp.20. Skip a lecture so you can go to engie BBQ – you know that it will be worth it21. Win a keg toss at an engie BBQ – it’s much harder than it looks22. Skip lectures because they are before noon, then come into uni and go straight to the bar Getting an Engineering Degree is Optional! Yas 28
  • 32. HYSTERESIS 2008 The Food and Drink Nazi in CATS As most of you who have ever been to CATS know; and if you’re even cool enough to be reading this mag, undoubtedly you have; then you know that there is this guy we call the CATS Nazi here who goes mental at you if you have an unopened mars bar on your desk (speaking from personal experience here) or maybe a drink bottle with the lid firmly fastened. Wow, this is crazy, especially when there is such damning evidence against him to say that he is a hypocrite and breaking his own rules. Especially when they’ve gone to the effort to stick paper signs telling us off for committing such a heinous offence or risk having our university accounts locked! So is the coke on the desk really so bad? We think not! I’m reminiscing about the good old days, when we wouldnt get banned for drinking a coke while doing our work. I don’t know of any computers that were damaged so let me drink my coke! As they say, pictures speak a thousand words and this one to the left can show better than anything that maybe water on you desk isn’t such a terrible thing to do after all – I mean if the Nazi is doing it you can too!CATS IS NOT AS IT SHOULD BE, WITH OPTIMAL WORKING CONDITIONS:COMPUTER, CHAIR AND COKE! Yas 29
  • 33. HYSTERESIS 2008 History-sis - A Blast From The PastEvery year we like to include a few excerpts from previous editions of the Hysteresismagazine. We use ‘A Blast From The Past’ to show that engies haven’t changed in all theyears that Hysteresis has been produced. They still enjoy that same blokey humour thatdrives us girls nuts and have the social age of eleven-year-olds. Oh well, what can youdo? And even back then, they still ripped off random comics to fill spaces, so all that hasreally changed is that now we write this on computer, rather than on typewriters.From the 1967 edition of Hysteresis:The Afluence Of IncoholI had 18 bottles of whisky in my cellar, and was told by my wife to empty the contents ofeach and every bottle down the sink...OR ELSE!!!I said I would and proceeded with the unpleasant task. I withdrew the cork from the firstbottle and poured the contents down the sink with the exception of one glass which Idrank. I extracted the cork from the second bottle and did likewise with the exception ofone glass which I drank. I then withdrew the cork from the third bottle and poured thecontents down the sink which I drank. I pulled the bottle from the cork of the next anddrank one sink out of it. I pulled the sink out of the next glass and poured the cork downthe bottle. Then I corked the sink with the glass, bottled the drink and drank the pour.When I had everything emptied, I steadied the house with one hand, counted the glasses,corks, bottles and sinks with the other, which were 29. Then as the house came by Icounted them again and finally had all the houses in the bottle which I drank.I am not under the afluence of incohol as some thinkle peep I am. I’m not half as thunk asyou might drink. I fool so feelish I don’t know who is me, and the drunker I stand here, thelonger I get.The Clean SongThere once was a farmer who stood on a rickShouting and yelling and waving his –Fist at the sailors who stood on a rockTeaching the little boys to play with their –Kites and their marbles as in days of yoreWhen along came a lady who looked like a –Decent young lady, who walked like a duckSaid she was teaching a new way to –Educate children to sew and to knitWhile the lads in the stable were shovelling the –Contents of the stable and the hay from the rick.While the dirty old squire was pulling his –Horse from the stable to prepare for the huntWhile his wife in the parlour was powdering her –Face and arranging her vanity boxAnd taking precautions to ward of the –Aches and rheumatics she knew she’s not scootFor that very night she’s be having a –Sweet violets, Sweeter than all the roses: – Yas 30
  • 34. HYSTERESIS 2008 Pub ReviewIt is every engie’s dreams to live in a world where schnitzels grow from trees and beerflows like water; however despite years of research, development and testing thisUtopian paradise has yet to be perfected. But this research has not been without fruit.Quality schnitzels can be found if you know where to look. With this in mind, fourengies created the ‘Council of Schnitters’ and set out with the hopes of finding theelusive quality schnitzel and a good drop.Fryzie: Now calling to order the Council of SchnittersXan: The first stop was the Mawson Lakes Hotel because someone said they hadmassive schnittersFryzie: And they didXan/Tim: They were alrightFryzie: Almost as huge as XanXan: AlmostXan: Let’s not get too far ahead of ourselvesXan: so we went to Mawson Lakes with myself, Fryzie, Tim and FingFryzie: And we demolished the schnitzels... well everyone except for FingTim: He was defeatedFing: To be completely honest and I think you all agree, it wasn’t that good a schnitzelFryzie: No, it wasn’t that good; however, you still couldn’t finish itXan: I drew a little handbag next to your name FingFryzie: You wouldn’t look out of place with one of them on your shoulder, anyway howto sum up Mawson Lakes schnitzels?Tim: Quantity not qualityXan: Big but not good, they did have a shitload of toppings that we didn’t tryTim: The toppings are great actually, I’ve had the Nachos and mushroom and garlicones and they were great but there’s a lot of it and you get sick of it pretty quickXan: The chicken was woeful; who serves 2 bits of meat not even joined together andcalls it one schnitzel?Fryzie: So the final point – the venue?Xan: Clean but nothing specialFryzie: And no girls to be seen. However, elsewhere wasn’t much betterTim: Too family friendly for your average engieXan: We should have gone somewhere that advertised girls!Fryzie: You could go for a stroll through Eng South and see more chicks than we didXan: That’s depressingFryzie: Moving on, the AlehouseXan: I had big expectations of the Alehouse, but that night they were rubbishFryzie: The chicken schnitzels were shitFing: I told youFryzie: Yes yes you were right Matt; they were bland and didn’t deliver. At leastMawson Lakes was steakFing: What were the prices like?Xan: Cheaper than the Mawson LakesFryzie: But it was a kilo of meat thereFing: I thought that the Alehouse was the best personally 31
  • 35. HYSTERESIS 2008Xan: If you’re going to the Alehouse steer clear of the chicken, definitely get the beef.The only person who was happy was Fing who had the beef.Fryzie: Alrighty the next up was the LeicesterTim: mmmmm Good!Fryzie: I think everyone agrees that it was goodTim: It probably helped being pretty drunk before we got thereFryzie: Speak for yourselfXan: I wasn’t really drunk but I was hungry as anything. But we were happy with theLeicesterFryzie: Yes we were. No-one had the chicken thoughTim: Except for the three guys who ordered the small schnitzelsXan: Wimps, don’t invite wimps TimFryzie: We don’t rate themXan: Can those guys read? If so they’ll be reading this... small chicken? Why ohwhy!?!?Tim: The beers were expensive thoughXan: They need to drop the price of beer by a thirdFing: The beer wasn’t the selling pointXan: It’s somewhere you go to get a good feed but not to get smashedFing: Rants about bad parkingFryzie: Where do you see bad parking on this rating list?Fing: Well maybe it should!Xan: The guy that served us was great but pubs need to hire stunning girlsTim: Yeah the big fat guy wasn’t stunningXan: Anyway, Tim said we should hit up IKEA for schnitzels, and I was like it’s afurniture shop Tim do you realise this?Tim: Yes, but they also serve ice-cream and hotdogsXan: So we went there for schnitzelsFryzie: Best decision everXan: Sweet decision, worked out so well. IKEA rules!! Chicken Schnitzel for $4.95 andits gotta be said that it’s a really good schnitzelFryzie: If you paid ten bucks for two you would be happy cos it’s about a million timesbetter than the alehouseTim: About 8/9 of Fryzie’s headFryzie: If you put one in front of my head it would probably cover most of itXan: Which is a good thing cos then we wouldn’t have to see your faceTim: They don’t have beer but $1.50 for endless soft drink ain’t badXan: No waitresses to look at thoughTim: Except for the creepy serving guyXan: Anyway we had some schnitzels... The results are that schnitzels rule!Fryzie: The hard hitting results that you deserve. All in all head to IKEA if you wantvalue, head to Leicester if you want a good meal, head to Alehouse if you want beefand don’t mind Coopers, dark on tap is good.Xan: I’m off to IKEA again...Fryzie: Schnitzel review board signing out. Fryzie, Xan, Tim and Fing 32
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  • 58. HYSTERESIS 2008 Autographs Get all your friends to sign this page, and in a few years you will wonder who most of these people are and why you let them sign it!OVERUSED WORDS IN THIS PUBLICATION The editors would just like to thank everyone who contributed to thisJust like last year, we are going to list the publication: the AUES committee,words that appeared in Hysteresis a few too particularly Tom Vincent and Chrismany times… Schwarz; the sponsors who placed adds in this mag: Chris Tan • Skullbuggery – 7 Consulting and the AUU; each • AUES – 66 school who donated money to help • Hysteresis – 26 pay for the cost of printing this • BBQ – 31 publication. Obviously there are • Engineering – 118 many others who didn’t get thanked • UniBar – 67 in person or specifically mentioned • Megaphone – 15 but we haven’t forgotten about you so thanks! 55
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