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Research Group: Dynamics Group

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The Dynamics Group has a wide range of interests in the modelling, measurement and control of structural vibrations. Our activities cover the whole spectrum, from fundamental theoretical studies, through the development of numerical tools and experimental measurement techniques to specific engineering applications. These applications extend to land, aerospace and marine vehicles and structures, machinery and humans. Links with industry are very strong.

Group Overview

Our laboratories contain an extensive range of equipment for vibration measurement, testing and analysis. We contribute to a number of short courses concerning vibration modelling, measurement and control. 

Research activities:

High-Frequency Vibrations

Railway Noise and Vibration

Active Control and Smart Structures

Dynamic Modelling

Automotive Noise and Vibration.

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Engineering and the Environment
University of Southampton
Highfield Campus
Southampton SO17 1BJ


Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2291


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Research Staff

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