Wolfson Fellow Dr Ivor Day, of the Whittle Laboratory in theDepartment of Engineering, will address the next meeting of theWolfson College Science Society on Friday 9 March with a talk on the jet engine. 6pm, OCR. All welcome!
The jet engine was originally billed as the ‘simplest machine in the world – only one moving part.’ Over the years the simplicity has disappeared to the point where a modern engine is one of the most sophisticated pieces of machinery ever. This talk will look at some of the technology hidden under the skin of the engine and will cover a range of “what happens if” questions, e.g. dust, rain, birds, fire etc.