Industry Insight talk - Fixing a nose-bleed on a Rolls-Royce engine

5 October 2017, 1.00 PM - 5 October 2017, 2.00 PM

Dave Williams, Systems Design Engineer

Room 1.18, Queen’s Building

Dave Williams, Systems Design Engineer from Rolls-Royce, will give insight into ‘Nose-bleeds’ – oil leakage from engine bearing chambers leading to pooling of oil in the engine intake. This can cause significant impact to the service operation of a gas turbine engine, requiring a modification to rectify the issue. Starting with root cause investigation and ending with demonstration of a successful solution, this presentation will give a real-life example of design and development on a Rolls-Royce combat engine.

Light refreshments afterwards - all welcome.

The Industry Insight event programme is aimed primarily at students - speakers from a range of industries will share their inside knowledge. All of the talks will be followed by a Question & Answer session and a chance to meet the speaker(s) over drinks.


Contact information

For more information please contact: The Industrial Liaison Office on or 0117 95 45483.

The Industry Insight talks are open to all University of Bristol students and staff, but if you are from outside the University and would like to attend, please email

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