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Clerkenwell Design Week – How computational science is transforming design

May 24, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Free event, booking required

An innovator’s playground: how computational science is transforming design

This fringe event held at City University London is part of Clerkenwell Design Week. Over 3 days, Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW) attracts thousands of visitors to what is widely recognised as the centre of creative design in London.

Last year City University London ran a highly successful CDW event that focused on the design of very tall structures. We had key figures from international structural engineers Thornton Tomasetti and WSP, together with leading designers from Lynch Architects and Squire & Partners.

This year we will discuss how high performance computing has revolutionised design.


  • Duncan Bradley, McLaren Applied Technologies, Head of High Performance Design
  • Joseph G. Burns, Thornton Tomasetti, Managing Principal
  • Mark Chapman, Bloodhound SSC (land speed record car), Chief Engineer
  • Elisabeth McLean, Land Rover BAR (Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup Team 2017), Computational Fluids Dynamics Engineer

Engineering design has been transformed by ever-faster digital computers, advanced graphics engines and CFD/FEA simulation tools. The revolution continues through increased use of electronic sensors, wireless transmission, data storage, filtering and analysis plus the use of BIM, digital manufacture and the creation of new materials founded on nanoscale structures that were unthinkable a decade ago. With presentations from four leading designers this CDW Fringe event will illustrate how the digital revolution has shaped McLaren’s engineering solutions, Sir Ben Ainslie’s America’s Cup catamaran, Richard Noble’s 1000mph Bloodhound car and Thornton Tomasetti’s super tall buildings. 

17:30 – Registration and refreshments
18:00 – Guest speakers’ presentations
19:00 – Panel discussion / Audience Q&As
19:30 – Drinks & canape reception

Click here to register.


May 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free event, booking required
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City University London, Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre
Tait Building, Northampton Square
London , EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Queen Mary - University of London
Arts & Humanities Research Council
European Union
London Fusion

Creativeworks London is one of four Knowledge Exchange Hubs for the Creative Economy funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to develop strategic partnerships with creative businesses and cultural organisations, to strengthen and diversify their collaborative research activities and increase the number of arts and humanities researchers actively engaged in research-based knowledge exchange.