"Architecture For Complex Systems" Speaker Announcement: Jonathon Holt - Rolls-Royce

A Gas Turbine Complex System Architecture Case Study: Turbine Tip Clearance Control
Jonathon Holt, Rolls-Royce

Gas turbine engines are very complex systems containing many disparate and challenging technology elements. The need to manage emergent behaviours when these elements are integrated is paramount. This presentation will outline the presenter's systems integration experiences using the example of a civil aircraft engine turbine tip clearance control system, designed to control the clearance of white hot turbine blades rotating at up to 15,000 rpm from white hot stators, to within a fraction of a millimetre.

Jonathon Holt has a Mechanical Engineering Degree from the University of Manchester in 1986. He spent 10 years working in robotics in the UK nuclear electricity generation industry prior to joining the control systems functions of Rolls-Royce. Following a variety of roles in systems engineering and simulation, he is now Rolls-Royce Associate Fellow, Complex Systems Integration and Optimisation, besed in Derby, UK. His particular interests are in how to do architecting and in the connection between architecture and capability acquisition. He is an Expert Systems Engineering Professional, a chartered engineer, a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a member of the INCOSE UK Architecture Working Group.

Join Jonathon at the upcoming Architecture for Complex Systems event taking place in Derby on 19 September 2017 at the Rolls-Royce Leisure Association. Register now online!
Posted by Ashley Rowe on Jul 10, 2017 9:15 AM Europe/London