|A presentation by Professor Fred Zockel FIEAust CPEng. The talk will discuss the history of the jet engine and the engineering involved in future developments.|
|Venue||Sir Robert Chapman Theatre, Engineers Australia Level 11, 108 King William St, Adelaide, SA|
|Date||Wednesday 19th October 2011 - 12.15pm for 1.00pm start until 2.00pm|
|Non Members Cost||$10.00|
|Event Contact||Ashlea Klingberg|
|Contact Phone||8202 7110|
|Hosted By||IET Retired Engineers Group and Engineers Australia|
|Downloads||IET Retired October 19 flyer.pdf(522KB)|
The History of the Jet Engine
Presentation by Professor Fred Zockel FIEAust CPEng
School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide
At the end of 1964 he received a Department of Supply scholarship to study for his Ph.D. at St John College, Cambridge. The thesis, entitled “Impact of a high Speed Jet on a Surface”, dealt with the fuel injection characteristics of diesel engines. On return to ARL in 1967, he worked on the analysis of a Constant Volume Combustion Gas Turbine and the development of a pulsed combustor for such an engine.
In 1973 he joined the staff of the School of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Adelaide where he taught mainly thermodynamics and design, and researched liquid phase LPG injection as well as noise control of machinery. After a stint as Dean he spent a sabbatical at the South Australian Centre for Manufacturing in 1986 and then continued there as a part time consultant until 2000 on product development.
Since his retirement in 1996 he has been active as a consultant on mechanical failures including the engines failure of the Whyalla airline disaster and the mechanical failure of the Spin Dragon at the Adelaide Show.
A light lunch is included before the presentation.
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