Event Today

Today's Event

All local businesses and general public are invited to attend today 28th from 5pm, come see the bloodhound SCC, Richard Noble will be giving a key note speech on the SCC project at 6pm.

The Bloodhound Project

The Bloodhound Project

The BLOODHOUND Project is a global Engineering Adventure, using a 1000mph world land speed record attempt to inspire the next generation to enjoy, explore and get involved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

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    Technology is important in today's world because it serves a variety of functions in many of the most important aspects of modern society, like education, communication, business and scientific progress.

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  • Objectives

    Inspire the next generation about science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    Share an iconic research and development programme with a global audience.

    Set a new World Land Speed Record of 1000mph.

Event at TCAT 27-31st March, download the full event timetable Bloodhound week overview V2 27-2-17

  • History

    Seeking records is no sinecure. There is none of the adrenaline rush of mano a mano wheel-to-wheel competition of Grand Prix racing. None of the glamour and glitz that surrounds Lewis Hamilton and Felipe Massa, McLaren and Ferrari.


  • Is 1000mph possible?

    ThrustSSC did a lot more than become the first car to exceed the speed of sound. It also smashed the previous record by a staggering 130 mph.


The Bloodhound Project

Forces and Stresses

  • G-Force +2G to - 3G

    As driver Andy Green says, "Slowing at 66 mph per second is a crash in most people's books!"

  • Canopy Birdstrike

    The canopy is designed to protect Andy from an 800g bird at 1000mph

    It's as strong as the Eurofighter Typhoon windscreen!

  • Temperature 150 °C

    The combined heat of the desert sun 550bhp Supercharged V8 Jaguar car engine, EJ200 Jet and rocket will make the interior extremely hot!

  • Airbrakes 6 Tonnes

    As Bloodhound exits the measured mile the airbrakes will fold out creating an extra 6 tonnes of drag.

    That's as much as a big elephant!

  • Parachutes 9 Tonnes

    As a backup to the airbrakes the chutes can be used to provide an extra 9 tonnes of drag.

    That's more than a double-decker bus!

  • Suspension 30 Tonnes

    As the 7.5 tonne car hurtles across the pan the suspension will be subjected to huge loads - perhaps supporting the weight of a humpback whale!

  • Wheels 50,000 G

    The solid, 95 kg aluminium wheels will spin as 10,200 rpm - 4x faster than those on a Formula One car!

  • Floor 'Sandblasted'

    For 12 miles every run, desert dust will be thrown up at the car - sometimes at 1000 mph!

    The floor is made of steel - other materials would be eaten away!

  • Bodywork 12 T/m²

    As the car accelerates the air will exert huge pressure on the structure.

  • Thrust 21 Tonnes

    At full power the jet will be providing 90 kN and the rocket 120 kN More than eight times the power of an entire Formula One grid!.

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  • Why is Science important?

    Science is about a whole lot more than that and to sum it up we believe that science is a way of helping the brain grow in finding new knowledge and helps us defeat our curiosity of how the world develops and works today. Science is important because it has helped form the world that we live in today.

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  • Why is Engineering important?

    Design a solution to a problem using scientific knowlege, Mathmatically accurate, technologically inspiring, analyse the outcome, improve it.

    The are plenty of problems... Which one will you solve?

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