Dr Alan Belfield FREng
Group Board Director, Arup Group

Alan Belfield has made a distinguished contribution to the practice of analysis-led design for structures subject to extreme load. His work has particularly been recognised in the field of transport vehicle design. His significant achievements in this area include the first rail vehicle to have its crashworthiness performance entirely justified by computer simulation, and the record speed with which non-linear simulation techniques enabled his team to deliver the crashworthiness design of the 100th anniversary Ford GT40.