Engineering, Science and Technology

Centre for Advanced Engineering

Current research/projects

(updated since last report)

  1. Extension of the research performed for the Sahara Force India Formula 1 team to aerospace applications.  Working with Airbus and Boeing to assess the use of an image-processing algorithm to extract data from aeronautical wind tunnel tests.
  2. Optimisation of energy solutions for remote and rural locations.  NPA project involving Argyll College and SAMS: consortium building process underway.

New areas of research activity

(highlighting partners in collaboration)

  1. Design of a new loitering Uninhabited Air Vehicle (UAV) using a novel buoyancy-based propulsion system.  Innovate UK project with several industrial and academic partners, to commence in Feb/Mar 2016
  2. Aerodynamics consultancy (subject to an NDA) for the English Institute of Sport

External engagements

(e.g. conferences)

  1. Andrew Rae is currently working on the technical committees of three conferences: Royal Aeronautical Society bi-annual Aerodynamics Conference ‘Evolution & Innovation Continues: Evolution & Innovation Continues - The Next 150 Years of Concepts, Design and Operations’, Bristol, 19th – 21st July 2016; International Conference on Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering (ICMAE 2015), Singapore, Dec 12-14, 2015; and the International Conference on Design Engineering and Science (ICDES 2016) hosted by University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 27th - 29th February, 2016.

Upcoming events

(including public lectures and on-line seminars)

Andrew Rae:

  1. Abstract for paper on “The Creation of Airline Services in the Northern and Western Isles of Scotland, their Impact and Legacy” selected for Firths and Fjords: Coastal History Conference, Dornoch, 31 March – 2 April 2016