Chair in Aerospace Structures
Engineering
Telephone: (01792) 602969
Room: Academic Office - A_214
Second
Engineering Central
Bay Campus

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. A Robust Design of an Innovative Shaped Rebar System Using a Novel Uncertainty Model. Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization
  2. & Development of a morphing wingtip based on compliant structures. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures, 1045389X1878307
  3. & Advanced nonlinear dynamic modelling of bi-stable composite plates. Composite Structures 201, 582-596.
  4. & Static and Dynamic Response of CNT Nanobeam using Nonlocal Strain and Velocity Gradient Theory. Applied Mathematical Modelling
  5. & Updating of aerodynamic reduced order models generated using computational fluid dynamics. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part G: Journal of Aerospace Engineering, 095441001771669

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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

  • Stochastic Nonlinear Model Updating in Structural Dynamics (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
    Other supervisor: Dr Hamed Haddad Khodaparast
  • Dynamic Walking Models to Understand the Effects of Asymmetric Gait Characteristics (current)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
    Other supervisor: Dr Rajesh Ransing
  • 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 /»«br /»«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
  • Wave Propagation in Cellular Metamaterials (current)

    Student name:
    MSc
    Other supervisor: Prof Michael Friswell
    Other supervisor: Prof Sondipon Adhikari
  • Design and optimisation of morphing aircraft (awarded 2018)

    Student name:
    PhD
    Other supervisor: Dr Hamed Haddad Khodaparast
    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