Hello my name is Rachel Beel and I am a recent graduate from Glasgow Caledonian University. I have just graduated with a Bachelor’s degree and a First-Class Honours in Computer-Aided Mechanical Engineering. Through working at Pacson valves on placement, my honours project was chosen due to increased knowledge in applying the ASME BPVC. My thesis is on the design, FEA and manufacturing of a thin walled pressure vessel including the history, failure and misunderstanding of fracture mechanics which has helped develop the standards used today. Using Pacson’s approach to designing pressure containing bodies, this has allowed me to interpret and apply the BPVC, comparing it alongside PD 5500, in my thesis using transferable skills and knowledge I’d built upon while working there. View the poster by clicking here.