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The world land speed record - a very British adventure

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The world land speed record - a very British adventure

  1. 1. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comA Very British AdventureMary McKinlayBloodhound STEM Ambassador29 April, 2013The World Land Speed Record
  2. 2. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comWhat are we going to do today?1. I’m going to tell you a story and as we gothroughAs the Benefits SIG• Identify– Component Projects and their objectives– Benefits– Who is going to deliver them• How can we measure success? – andwhen?
  3. 3. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comThe World Land Speed Record• The FIA World Record for the fastest car• Unlimited design – but must have 4 or morewheels• Requires very advanced engineers• Involves 2-300 companies in the supply chain• Held by UK for 65 out of 109 years – deep in UKCulture• Thrust teams have held the World Land SpeedRecord for 26 years continuously
  4. 4. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comA Record Holder in 1899Jenatzy La JamaisContente 100Kmh
  5. 5. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comThe World Land Speed Record – The First Cars• 1898 - JeantaudDuc - Electric– Gaston de Chasseloup-Laubat– 39 mph• 1902 - Oeuf de Pâques- Steam– Gardner-Serpollet– 75 mph
  6. 6. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comJohn Cobb At Brooklands143 Miles Per Hour
  7. 7. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comTHRUST2 – 1983 633.468 mph World Record
  8. 8. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comThrust SSC Current Holder 763mphSupersonic at last!
  9. 9. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comThe World Land Speed Record – Thrust• Thrust 1• 1983 - Thrust 2– Richard Noble– 633mph• 1997 - Thrust SSC– Andy Green– 763mph
  10. 10. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comBLOODHOUND SSC 2007-2013What we are building now!
  11. 11. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comBTC in Bristol – next to SS Great Britain
  12. 12. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comStrange things happen at high speeds• Air does not behave normally• Computer models help keep the car on the ground
  13. 13. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comStrange things happen at high speeds• Steering becomes a problem!• Diameter 900mm• Width 150mm• Profile V• Weight 100-150kg• 50,000g force at the rim at full speed• Special wheels are needed
  14. 14. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comHere comes a Project (or two)!• Let’s design a car that will safely achievethe speed we need• Find Designers - recruit Universities• New methodologies for design – old wayswon’t work• By the way – we have no money – Projectneeded to raise the cash• Find Sponsors• Involve the Public?
  15. 15. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comBLOODHOUND SSC enginesEJ200Jet EngineEurofighterTyphoon
  16. 16. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comSpot the difference• Typhoon operates at high level• Bloodhound will stay on the ground• Need to have the engine modified– Can we persuade Rolls Royce to do this for us?• Another Project?
  17. 17. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comAnother Project!• Bloodhound can have the engine – withconditions….• An EDUCATION Programme!• Recruit volunteers, create assets, plancampaign, find schools, fit into nationalcurriculum• Objective – get more young peopleinspired by the Engineering Adventure,career development, help UK PLC
  18. 18. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comRocket designerDaniel JubbRocket scientist
  19. 19. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comCosworth F1 Engine
  20. 20. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comAndy Green… the world’s fastest mathematician and our driver
  21. 21. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comThe World Land Speed Record – fast but..• Going fast can present other problems!!We need goodbrakes – butwhat type?
  22. 22. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comHow do you slow down very fast things?• Air brakes– High speed• Parachutes– Slow speed• Mechanical brake– Even slower
  23. 23. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comHow does Bloodhound stop?• Air Brakes slow down to 200mph• Parachutes deployed at 600mph if airbrakes fail• Disc Brakes to stop
  24. 24. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comWhat Type of Track Do We Need?• 12 miles long• Where?
  25. 25. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comSouth AfricaHakskeen PanVerneuk Pan
  26. 26. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comWhat will it be like to be there?
  27. 27. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comAnother Project• Prepare the site• Negotiate with Government of SouthAfrica• Base Camp? Over 100 Miles away fromnearest town, extreme temperatures
  28. 28. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comSouth Africa Desert PreparationLots of stones to pick up!
  29. 29. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comBloodhound - The Timeline– 2007-2008Research programme and Project launch– 2008-2013Detail design & vehicle build– 2013Low speed UK runs– 2013South Africa Land Speed Record runs– 20141000mph record
  30. 30. ENGINEERING ADVENTURE www.BLOODHOUNDSSC.comBLOODHOUND SSC 2007-2014

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