Engineering student wins first prize for research

A fourth year Engineering student has won first prize in the Young Stress and Vibration Analyst Competition, a national competition organised by the British Society for Strain Measurement.

Danielle Lowe was one of four finalists who were chosen to present their work to a panel of leading researchers from both industry and academia at a special conference session.

Her presentation determined a methodology for creating and analysing a simplified model of locally thinned pressure equipment which could be employed to prolong equipment life. It was based on her third year project and performed in collaboration with industrial sponsor, INEOS ChlorVinyls.

Dr Eann Patterson, who supervised Danielle, said: “This is a fantastic achievement by Danielle which recognises her excellent research and presentation skills. The competition provides a great opportunity for young engineering students to showcase their research and meet experts from academia and industry working in the field of stress analysis.”

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