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The Honorary Fellows Lecture - Towards a silent aircraft

Wed 7 February 2018

Department of Chemistry

The Honorary Fellows Lecture will be given by Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FRS FREng, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of Cambridge

A complimentary drinks reception to follow on after the lecture will take place in the foyer to the lecture theatre for all attendees.

Abstract; Although aircraft noise has reduced considerably since the introduction of high-speed jet transport, it is still a major societal concern. In this talk, Ann Dowling will discuss what generates noise on modern civil aircraft. Ways in which the noise is being reduced for the next generation of aircraft will be presented, together with techniques to accurately predict the noise and enable design optimisation. In the longer term, a radial re-think of aircraft configuration could bring very substantial noise reductions combined with a reduced fuel burn. In such designs low fuel burn and noise are not achieved by a single design feature but rather through the integration of many technologies into a viable aircraft designed and optimised with a consideration of use.

Cost: Free

Ages: 16+

Enquiries and booking

No need to book.

Open to all who are interested, no booking required. Entrance is free to all our Cambridge Philosophical Society Lectures. For further information please contact the Executive Secretary or visit the Society's website

Enquiries: Beverley Larner Website Email: philosoc@hermes.cam.ac.uk Telephone: 01223 334743


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Wed 7 February 2018 6:00PM - 7:00PM


Entrance to the lecture theatre is opposite the Scott Polar Research Building, off Lensfield Road
Address: Department of Chemistry
Bristol Myers-Squibb Lecture Theatre
Lensfield Road
Telephone: +44 1223 336300
Fax: +44 1223 336362