Not Much Of An Engineer:- An Autobiography

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Never was The Times read more completely and carefully, as the second day proved to be a replica of the first. Hooker was immediately appointed to the board of the new nationalised company, Rolls-Royce (1971) Ltd. All fluids have the property of viscosity, though in the case of air it is less obvious than with oil or treacle. By a series of supposed coincidences, no doubt part of Hives’ and his associates’ plan, he fell in with colleagues who were peripherally involved with his particular genius, and his career went from there.

Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH). Ric is a visiting Professor in Aerospace and Transport Technology at Loughborough University, in Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College and in Materials Engineering at Birmingham University, UK. During checkout please make sure that all boxes marked with an asterix are filled in, if a box isn't relevant to you then please enter a dash or dot. I will address one niggle I read from another review stating that Hooker was in some way trying to suggest he was the be all and end all of jet turbines. He had lit up immediately, and, although the nurses rushed in, all he would say was ‘Don’t tell the doctor, please.Near Fine, edges dusty slight bumping, small address label to endpaper, in clean and bright dustwrapper.

They didn't know what to do with him, never having had such and esoteric person working there before. Hooker has more cleverly managed to convey a lot of technical information about jet turbine design and how they work in such a way that even a complete non engineer can understand it. At the time when I was taken to the Faversham Cottage Hospital it was the custom for people injured in road accidents to be treated and boarded free of charge. However his insight is truly unique and the perspective he was privileged too was wonderful to read. Years later this was to prove an enormous advantage to me and of great benefit to the British aero industry.This enabled Sydney Camm to design the Harrier which demonstrated its outstanding capabilities in the Falklands war. Covering, his university studies to his doctorate has a brilliant mathematician , thence to his little known or understood work with the Admiralty calculating the size of a liquid fuelled rocket to attack Berlin. Born in 1907 into humble circumstances in Kent, south-east England, after unspecified “ various vicissitudes through World War I”, from the ages of 12 to 15 Hooker found that he could coast through Grammar School with minimal effort, but in each annual examination came away with First Prize in Mathematics and Physics. In 1970, he retired fully, and was upset that after almost 30 years in the industry, he had never become director of engine development. Hooker’s work with ducting came together with the design of Sidney Camm (the same man who had designed the Hawker Hurricane in the early 1930s) to produce the Hawker-Siddeley Harrier.

Ideally, this book should be read after 20 minutes or so spent listening and watching a documentary film on YouTube, passages of which show Hooker sitting at a desk talking and playing with a pad and pencil. Then to join Rolls Royce, to deliver his outstanding work on the supercharger development for the Merlin, producing the Merlin 45 and the ultimate version the Merlin 61. Hooker often mentions his mentors and friends, and comes across as a genial fellow, with a sense of collegiality among mathematicians from Britain, Switzerland, and Germany. Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. to a potential Mach 2, and despite the plane’s controversial cancellation, the way to Concorde was clear.

Design work on what became the Olympus had started in 1946, and by 1950 it was developing 10,000 lb thrust, with the help of its low and high pressure spools, able to provide immediate maximum thrust without fear of compressor stalling. He finally retired in 1978 and in 1984 just before his death, he published his autobiography “ Not much of an engineer” the title of which was a quip by the intimidating Hives at his lack of engineering qualifications during his interview at Rolls-Royce!

Neuware - Stanley Hooker joined the Bristol Aeroplane Company in 1949 and tugged a rather reluctant company into the jet age, determined to give real competition to Rolls-Royce. He immediately started work on sorting out the various problems of Bristol's turboprop design, the Proteus, which was intended to power a number of Bristol aircraft designs, including the Britannia. pm there was a general exodus, and I departed with the rest, thoroughly dispirited at the emptiness of my first day.

He won a scholarship for Imperial College London to study mathematics, and in particular, hydrodynamics. It took him three goes at setting the leg, extending over a week, and when he was finally finished, he showed me the X-ray, and there it was with all the jagged bones fitted together like a jig-saw puzzle.

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