Crashworthiness: The Science of Collision Protection

Vehicle crashworthiness is the concept of protecting the occupants in the event of a collision. This covers all aspects of safety, from the vehicle’s ability to deform and absorb energy whilst maintaining the integrity of its occupant compartment, to the restraint systems used to help manage occupant movements.

It’s Frozen Pipe Season

This winter, Hawkins would like to share some of our forensic investigators’ experiences with what truly defines and characterises a frozen pipe incident. In various cases Hawkins has seen, there are key steps that can be taken to help prevent a pipe from freezing.

Hawkins Webinars: The Glasgow Series

To kick off Hawkins’ educational content for 2023, our Glasgow Office has created a series of webinars covering engineering, fire investigation, and road traffic collision topics. Read a summary of each webinar and register below.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER   Over-Fired Air (OFA) In Industrial Boilers Presented by Dr Paul Moody 19th January 2023 at 9:30am GMT This webinar will discuss how pollution control technology can cause a loss of steam and/or power generation.   Crane Safety: Not Just Torquing Nuts! A Review of the Carol Anne Crane Collapse Presented by John Holland 2nd February 2023 at 9:30am GMT This webinar will review a fatal crane accident on the Carol Anne workboat in 2015 including: The mechanics of the incident The complexity of crane mounting The benefits of investigating at an early stage   BLEVEs: The Hidden Danger of Back Boilers Presented by Dr Tom Peat 16th February 2023 at 9:30am GMT This webinar will show the risks associated with domestic back boilers, and how environmental factors and incorrect decommissioning can result in catastrophic damage to property.   MEWPs on Construction Sites: A Lower Risk Option Presented by Jon Watkins 2nd March 2023 at 9:30am GMT This webinar will look […]

Natasha Moore

Tash graduated with a First Class Masters Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2020. During this degree Tash studied a range of subjects including; design and manufacture, materials engineering, thermofluids and systems and control. She also  undertook more extensive research projects for her bachelors and masters level dissertation projects, as well as an additional ESPRC funded summer research internship. These included using Finite Element Analysis to investigate the interaction of cracks in Auxetic materials, writing numerical solvers for partial differential equations using radial basis functions and using computational fluid dynamics to model the flow through a structure in the kidney. Following her degree Tash joined L3 Harris as a graduate engineer in their marine department, which worked on providing software systems for Naval Ships. As part of the graduate scheme Tash moved around different areas of the company including; software engineering, control and instrumentation, systems engineering and IT support, mainly working on projects related to the Type 26 Frigate. Tash is joining the Bristol Office as an Associate.