Dr Alexander Shaw
Research Officer
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 604937
Room: Admin Office
First
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

Publications

  1. & Nonlinear MEMS Piezoelectric Harvesters in the presence of geometric and structural variabilities. Procedia Engineering 199, 3456-3461.
  2. & Model updating strategy for structures with localised nonlinearities using frequency response measurements. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 100, 940-961.
  3. & Localisation of local nonlinearities in structural dynamics using spatially incomplete measured data. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 99, 364-383.
  4. & An equivalent model of corrugated panels with axial and bending coupling. Computers & Structures 183, 61-72.
  5. & Asynchronous partial contact motion due to internal resonance in multiple degree-of-freedom rotordynamics. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Science 472(2192), 20160303

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Teaching

  • EG-166 Engineering Mechanics

    This module aims to provide the students with the basic knowledge of the fundamental concepts of statics, including force, moment/couple, resultant force and resultant moment of a general force-couple system, equilibrium conditions/equations of a force system, common types of constraints/supports, and free body diagram, and by applying these concepts, the students will be able to solve statically determined truss structures using the methods of joints and sections.

  • EG-238 Experimental Studies for Medical Engineers

    The course introduces the students to experimental studies in a wide range of subjects. Each experiment is self contained and the student will present the findings in written form through a lab report which will have a set of experiment specific questions to answer. This written report also forms the basis for the assessment. All students work in groups and carry out five experiments which vary according to discipline, however the assignments are all individually submitted. The students keep a log-book of the experimental observations and results, which is used for reference for the technical report from each experiment written-up in the week after the experiment.

  • EG-268 Experimental Studies - Mechanical

    The course introduces the students to experimental studies in a wide range of subjects. There are Four Individual experiments (HEAT/JET/STRESS/VIBRATION) Each experiment is self contained and the student will be assessed via either: - a lab report which will have a set of experiment specific questions to answer. - An online Blackboard assessment All students work in groups and carry out four experiments, however the assessments are all individually submitted. The students keep a log-book of the experimental observations and results, which is used for reference for the technical report from each experiment written-up in the week after the experiment.

  • EGA227 Structural Mechanics for Aerospace Engineers

    This module primarily concerns the analysis of statically indeterminate structures. After a review of statics and stress resultants, energy methods of analysis are introduced leading to the calculations of deflection and deformation for indeterminate truss and frame structures.

  • EGA229 Experimental Studies - Aerospace

    The course introduces the students to experimental studies in a wide range of subjects. Each experiment is self contained and the student will present the findings in written form through a lab report which will have a set of experiment specific questions to answer. This written report also forms the basis for the assessment. All students work in groups and carry out five experiments which vary according to discipline, however the assignments are all individually submitted. The students keep a log-book of the experimental observations and results, which is used for reference for the technical report from each experiment written-up in the week after the experiment.

  • EGA302A Aerospace Engineering Design 3

    The module is a group design project for year 3 aerospace engineering students. Students are required to design an aerospace vehicle from an initial set of mission requirements and constraints through concept design to detailed design and flight testing. It requires students to draw on knowledge from a range of modules across the aerospace engineering course. Each student will specialise in one of six areas: aerodynamics, structure, materials & propulsion, weight& performance, control systems or dynamics & stability. Groups will be required to submit a series of design reports at each stage in the design process as well as deliver presentations to the rest of the class. Each student will also take a turn acting as chief engineer and a reflective essay is required after the student's time as the chief engineer. By the end of the module students should have an understanding of the process and complexities involved in designing an aerospace vehicle from scratch and appreciate the multi-disciplinary nature of this task.

Supervision

  • The Non-linear dynamics of flexible drillstrings (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Alexander Shaw
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell