Stand by for your brain to hurt
02 June 2016
… when you come to Fenton Holloway, consulting structural engineers, in Bristol. They’ve been commissioned by the National Museum of the Royal Navy to work out exactly how and exactly where to put the new supports HMS Victory needs, to stop the process of sagging and bowing that’s been building up over the last 100 years; and long-term, would put a question mark over the safety of the ship and all who want visit her. Fenton Holloway are the ones who’ve used Andrew Baines’ 90 billion laser points (actually, sorry, 89.25 billion) to make staggering computer models like the one in the picture, to work out the stresses and strengths of the great ship’s hull. That tells them where the props should go for the best effect. All in a day’s work for them (they’re super-cool) but still – amazing!
Rob is a TV producer, reporter and camera operator with 30 years’ experience at the BBC, Channel 4 and ITN, in news, factual and documentary production. He is a four times award winner, whose awards include a coveted Royal Television Society award for his work on Channel 4 News. His association with The Maritime Foundation goes back to 1995, when he won the first Desmond Wettern Maritime Media Award for a series of reports that led to a major documentary on the loss of the bulk carrier Derbyshire.
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