Tim Davis will discuss the role of statistical science in tackling engineering problems, particularly in relation to Failure Mode Avoidance - the early identification of design failures in a development process and the development of proper countermeasures.
Case studies related to the properties of materials, the gas law, and the aeronautics of flight will be used as examples to show the key role statistical engineering has to play in the interplay between inductive logic (using observations to infer a model) and deductive logic (applying a theory to observed data) in finding engineering solutions.
About the Speaker: Tim Davis spent 30 years in the automotive industry, mostly with the Ford Motor Company, in various senior technical and management roles, both in the UK and overseas. He has a PhD in statistical science, and is a chartered Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, and the Royal Statistical Society. He now runs his own consulting company.
Refreshments from 18:00. Admission is free and non-members are welcome.