Royal Navy delivers workshop for Year 13 South Devon UTC Engineering Students
The Year 13 Level 3 BTEC Engineers were treated to a workshop with a team from the Royal Navy. The students were learning all about the application of a wide variety of pneumatic components and modelling these within a practical context. They learned how cheese presses operate and drinks can crushers worked before progressing to the more complex F37 aircraft landing gear. The students found the relevant components and assembled them to test if their system had been produced accurately.
In producing the systems, the students used components such as actuators, pressure relief valves, manual switches and pistons. This ½ day practical complements the prior learning of the students at the UTC in their pneumatic and hydraulic unit and satisfies a full assignment for the unit. The learners are now able to design pneumatic systems that will be fully transferable to the engineering workplace.