Designing the World Land Speed Record: Bloodhound Project at PI 2013

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Mark Chapman, Chief Engineer for the Bloodhound Project is to speak at Product Innovation (PI) 2013 congress in Berlin, 19 – 20 February.

Demonstrating how the project pushes the boundaries of existing technologies and its requirement to be innovative at every stage of development, Chapman will talk about the team’s quest to reach 1,000mph.

Its last milestone was the testing of the hybrid rocket system in Cornwall, England in October – the largest rocket tested in the UK in 20 years, and the largest of its kind ever designed in Europe – requiring a Cosworth F1 engine just to pump the fuel!
Mark graduated from Bath University in ’92 with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering, and since then has been lucky enough to work on a wide range of projects, from designing the rotor control actuators for the AB139 helicopter, to a sewage works in Totnes.

However, for the main he’s been involved with aerospace projects including a couple of years out in Seattle for Boeing with their Propulsion Systems Division, and quite a portion based at Rolls Royce in Bristol. Most recently he’s spent nearly four years as part of the design team on the STOVL system for the F-35 Lightning II, the Joint Strike Fighter.

DEVELOP3D is media partner for the event and will be bringing you coverage from the event, including a talk from Apple co-founder, Steve Wozniak.


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