Scotland's Emerging Engineer 2021 - Alice Butler

Well done to Alice who has been named Scotland's Emerging Engineer 2021 by ICE Scotland for her paper:
‘The Influence of Top-Hat Strengthening Solutions on Shear Stresses in a Railway Bridge Girder using Finite Element Analysis’.

Alice said: “This project incorporated hand calculations, and finite element analysis to explore different options for bridge strengthening top-hat design. By making changes to standard designs we can decrease installation time and costs, improve site health and safety and reduce disruption to the railways.

“Entering this competition was a big personal challenge, I am pleasantly surprised I have made it this far, and I am looking forward to the next stage.”

ICE Scotland Director, Hannah Smith, said: “Civil Engineering is a profession tacking the world’s biggest challenges and we saw this in spades in our ICE Scotland Emerging Engineers Awards.

Many congratulations from us all at MHB Consultants.