Ingenia - Issue 14, November 2002
Risk, adventure and the tyranny of peer review
John O’Reilly FREng
The peer review process for research proposals should not be unduly conservative or risk-averse in its approach, but should include an appropriate proportion of ‘high-risk, high-return’ activities
Letters to the Editor
Andy Watts MBE
The World Summit on Sustainable Development: A view from an engineer
The summit was held in South Africa between 26 August and 4 September 2002. What were its implications for engineers?
Implementing a knowledge-based management system: A work placement report
How the internal operation of one company is changing as a result of the development of knowledge-based management systems
Delivering the national rail infrastructure
John Armitt CBE FREng
How did the rail network develop and how will it be enhanced and expanded over the next five years?
Underground space: the final frontier?
Greater use of underground space in our cities could enable us to meet the increasing demand for buildings and extensive transport systems
For whom the road tolls?
Peter Hills OBE FREng, Professor of Transport Engineering, University of Newcastle upon Tyne Philip Blythe, Acting Director Transport Operations Research Group, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
To cope with the UK’s increasing traffic, road-use pricing could soon become common. What is the state of the technology that could make this possible?
Exciting innovations for the spinally injured
Kenneth Hunt, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Glasgow and Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow Alan McLean, Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
Engineering plays an important role in spinal cord injury rehabilitation and in improving the quality of life of spinally injured people
ViSiCAST: Enhanced broadcast services for the deaf community
Gary Tonge FREng
A project using a virtual system for sign language has successfully developed an avatar-based signing system for broadcast, internet and ‘over the counter’ type applications
The future of chemical and petrochemical manufacturing
Roger Benson FREng
Will the chemical and petrochemicals industry, still one of the country’s largest exporters, adopt a more distributed manufacturing model in the future?
Revealing the secrets of fluidised beds: Exploiting links between academia and industry
How a unique X-ray imaging technique to analyse flows in multiphase systems has developed from close cooperation between academics and industrialists
Engineering ethics – Principles and cases
John Uff CBE QC FREng
What are the ethical principles with which engineers must be concerned and what are the relationships between legal and ethical duties?
Board members for this issue are:
|Editor-in-Chief||Dr John Forrest CBE FREng|
|Managing Editor||David Mackin|
|Editorial Board||Professor John Burland FREng FRS
Basil Butler CBE FREng
Richard Dodds FREng
Dr Colin Gaskell CBE FREng
Derek Hanson FREng
Professor Michael Kelly FREng FRS
Sir Duncan Michael FREng
Dr Ian Nussey OBE FREng
Professor William Stewart FREng