Research interests:

Structural dynamics
Morphing aircraft
Improvement of finite element models using measured data
Identification of damage location and extent using model based algorithms
Rotating machinery dynamics
Model reduction methods
Modelling and analysis of structures with viscoelastic damping
Dynamics of non-linear systems
Acoustic emission
Active vibration control

Publications

  1. & Torsional Vibration of Size-dependent Viscoelastic Rods using Nonlocal Strain and Velocity Gradient Theory. Composite Structures
  2. & Energy harvesting using porous piezoelectric beam with impacts. Procedia Engineering 199, 3468-3473.
  3. & Nonlinear MEMS Piezoelectric Harvesters in the presence of geometric and structural variabilities. Procedia Engineering 199, 3456-3461.
  4. & Steady-state response of a random dynamical system described with Padé approximants and random eigenmodes. Procedia Engineering 199, 1104-1109.
  5. & Model updating strategy for structures with localised nonlinearities using frequency response measurements. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing 100, 940-961.

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Teaching

  • EG-360 Dynamics 2

    Building on Dynamics 1, this module introduces the students to matrix analysis in discrete mass-spring damper systems, natural frequencies and mode shapes, principle of orthogonality, normal coordinates, detailed study of 2 degree of freedom systems, higher order systems, forced response, viscous damping, harmonic response, response to general forces, continuous structures, energy methods, displacement models, Rayleigh and Rayleigh-Ritz methods, methods of excitation, transducers, mounting structures, Fourier transforms in forced vibration, aliasing, leakage, FRF estimation, coherence, peak picking, circle fitting, rotordynamics, co-ordinate systems, unbalance and gyroscopic moments, the Jeffcott rotor, whirl, critical speeds, Campbell diagram.

Supervision

  • Computational kinematic modelling of smart and energy efficient prosthetic foot (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
    Other supervisor: Dr Rajesh Ransing
  • Untitled (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
    Other supervisor: Prof Sondipon Adhikari
  • Stochastic Model Updating for Nonlinear Structural Dynamics Using Perturbation Methods (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
    Other supervisor: Dr Hamed Haddad Khodaparast
  • Design and optimization of morphing aircraft (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Hamed Haddad Khodaparast
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
  • Ambient piezoelectric vibration energy harvesting exploiting impact nonlinearity (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Sondipon Adhikari
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
  • Robust Condition Monitoring of Gas Turbines«br /» (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Hamed Haddad Khodaparast
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
  • The Non-linear dynamics of flexible drillstrings (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Alexander Shaw
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
  • 'Mechanics of quasi-periodic lattices' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
    Other supervisor: Prof Sondipon Adhikari
  • 'Uncertainty quantification utilising MATLAB and FE modelling applied to composite structures' (awarded 2017)

    Student name:
    EngD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
    Other supervisor: Dr Hamed Haddad Khodaparast

Key Grants and Projects

  • European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant, Optimisation of Multi-scale Structures with Applications to Morphing Aircraft 2010 - 2015

    2.4M Euros (EPSRC)

  • EU Marie-Curie Excellence Grant, The Design of Morphing Aircraft 2005 - 2008

    1.94M Euros (EPSRC)

Career History

Start Date End Date Position Held Location
2009 Present Professor of Aerospace Structures Swansea University
2002 2009 Sir George White Professor of Aerospace Engineering Bristol University
1993 2002 Lecturer Swansea University
1987 1993 Lecturer Aston University
1983 1987 Researcher Portland

Awards And Prizes

Date Description
2000 Awarded DSc degree, Swansea University
1996 EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship
2002 Royal Society-Wolfson Research Merit Award Holder
2005 Team leader of a Marie-Curie Excellence Grant on Morphing Aircraft
2009 Visiting Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol
2010 Honorary Professor, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

External Responsibilities

  • Editorial Board Member, Technische Mechanik

    2003 - Present

  • Editorial Board Member, Sports Engineering

    1998 - 2001

  • Editorial Board Member, Inverse Problems in Engineering

    1996 - 2001

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Vibration and Control

    1995 - Present

  • Associate Editor, Structural Health Monitoring: An International Journal

    2001 - 2011

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures

    2000 - Present

  • Associate Editor, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics

    1999 - 2004

  • Member, Society for Experimental Mechanics

    2001 - Present

  • Member, American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

    2000 - Present

  • Fellow, Institute of Physics

    1998 - Present

  • Fellow , Institute of Mathematics of its Applications

    1999 - Present