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Rocket performance in Bloodhound SSC

This detailed exemplar explores the rocket engine performance in the BLOODHOUND SSC engineering project. It requires student knowledge of physics, chemistry and mathematics when applied in mechanical engineering.

​The resource explains the history of the BLOODHOUND project, the dynamics of...

Electrical Installation

Produced for Future Morph, these resources contain a video in which a student talks about her apprenticeship course in electrical installation at Exeter college. She describes the entry qualifications needed for her course, contrasts her experiences at college compared to school and briefly...

Techniquest Glyndŵr support for STEM/Science Clubs

 

Techniquest Glyndŵr is able to deliver one-off support or a short series of visits to enhance school based After School Science or STEM Clubs.

 

 

 

Drawing upon its extensive range of educational shows, workshops and its extremely popular...

Formula One Race Strategy

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within Formula One racing. Here students learn about the models which are used to develop race strategy, since every F1 team must decide how much fuel their cars will start each race with, and the laps on which they will...

Dropped Load Assessment in Nuclear Industry

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, introduces mathematical models for the risk assessment of dropped load, which are used to analyse the safety of structures within nuclear power stations. Here students learn about the formulae which engineers use to calculate the maximum dynamic stress and...

Wind Turbine Power Calculations

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the field of mechanical and electrical engineering in the power industry. When planning a wind farm it is important to know the expected power and energy output of each wind turbine to be able to calculate its...

Forces on Large Steam Turbine Blades

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the mechanical and electrical engineering power industry. Here students learn how statistical models are used to set alarms which detect changes in vibration above normal values. The alarms highlight that...

Monitoring Vibration Levels in Steam Turbines

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the mechanical and electrical engineering power industry. Here students learn how statistical models are used to set alarms which detect changes in vibration above normal values. The alarms highlight that...

Understanding the Motion of the Wheels

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics within the field of mechanical engineering and explores the design and construction of wheels, to be used to challenge a land speed record. These principles also apply in engines and gear-boxes, which are typically full...

The Mathematics of Pumping Water

This resource, from Mathematics for Engineering Exemplars, shows the application of mathematics when designing a pumping system. The operating pressure of a pumping system can vary due to various factors, so all the relevant operating conditions need to be assessed to ensure the selected pump is capable of...

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