The applicant has been involved with the design, research, and development of large
turbochargers and associated products since joining D. Napier and Son Ltd. in 1966.
The techniques used to design these types of products have developed, and the
applicant has made contributions in a range of disciplines including structural analYSiS,
thermodynamics, aerodynamics, rotordynamics, and hydrodynamics. During the
period 1966 to 1982 the applicant contributed to the Company's range of products in
many of the above mentioned disciplines. From 1982 until leaving the Company in
1989 the applicant was mainly responsible for the mechanical design of the products.
The period 1989 to 1994 has been spent in the Engineering Design Institute,
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Loughborough University of Technology.
During this latter period the applicant has been able to make a significant contribution
to a wide group of companies, and has been involved with projects concerning large
turbochargers and centrifugal compressors.
The 15 publications during the period 1984-1994 submitted by the applicant reflect this
close involvement in large turbochargers and other associated products.
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy of Loughborough University.