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The Doak Award

The Doak Award was established in 2011 by Elsevier in order to highlight the most successful paper in the Journal of Sound and Vibration each year.

The award is made in the name of Professor Philip E. Doak, the first Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Sound and Vibration, and the person with whom the journal will always be inextricably linked.

Professor Doak was, by all possible standards, an exceptional editor. He encouraged new academics, in the best way possible, by combining great personal kindness with a shrewd and objective assessment of the manuscripts that came to him. This ensured an enviable academic standard for the journal, and it has been the pleasure and privilege of successive editors to attempt to emulate his style and academic standards.

The Doak Award is given for the paper which has the best combined record of downloads and citations. All papers published in the Journal across the selected review period are eligible from across the whole spectrum of sound and vibration.


Recipients of the Doak Prize

The 2018 Doak Prize Winner
The 2018 Doak Prize Winner
2018 ♦ Eli Leinov, Michael J. S. Lowe and Peter Cawley

NDE Group, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, London, UK

Investigation of guided wave propagation and attenuation in pipe buried in sand
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 347 (2015) 96-114




The 2017 Doak Prize Winner
The 2017 Doak Prize Winner
2017 ♦ L. Rensona, G. Kerschena and B. Cochelinb

a Space Structures and Systems Laboratory, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, University of Liège, Liège, Belgium
b LMA, Centrale Marseille, Aix-Marseille Université, Marseille Cedex, France

Numerical Computation of Nonlinear Normal Modes in Mechanical
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 364 (2016) 177-206
Presented at ISMA 2018, Leuven, Belgium


The 2016 Doak Prize Winner
The 2016 Doak Prize Winner
2016 ♦ Robin S. Langley

Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK

A General Mass Law for Broadband Energy Harvesting
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 333 (2014) 927-936
Presented at ICSV 2017, London, UK

Photo courtesy of Zdeněk Havránek, PhD Researcher, Cybernetics in Material Science | Laboratory of Smart Sensors, Brno University of Technology | Central European Institute of Technology - CEITEC


The 2015 Doak Prize Winner
The 2015 Doak Prize Winner
2015 ♦ A. Stainoa, B. Basua and S. R. K. Nielsenb

School of Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Dept of Civil Engineering, Aalborg University, Denmark

Actuator Control of Edgewise Vibrations in Wind Turbine Blades
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 331 (2012) 1233-1256
Presented at Recent Advances in Dynamics 2016, Southampton, UK


The 2014 Doak Prize Winner
The 2014 Doak Prize Winner
2014 ♦ Oleksii Rudenko, Güneş Nakiboğlu, Ad Holten, Avraham Hirschberg

Department of Applied Physics, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

On Whistling of Pipes with a Corrugated Segment: Experiment and Theory
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 332 (2013) 7226–7242
Presented at Eindhoven University of Technology, 11 December 2015



The 2013 Doak Prize Winner
The 2013 Doak Prize Winner
2013 ♦ Christopher G. Cooleyand Robert G. Parkerb,a

a The Ohio State University, Columbus, USA
b State Key Lab for Mechanical Systems and Vibration, University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China

Unusual Gyroscopic System Eigenvalue Behavior in High-speed Planetary Gears
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 332 (2013) 1820-1828
Presented at ICSV 2015, Italy

Doak prize news story on Virginia Tech website


The 2012 Doak Prize Winner
The 2012 Doak Prize Winner
2012 ♦ Brian P. Manna and Neil D. Simsb

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Material Science, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sheffield University, Sheffield, UK

Energy Harvesting from the Nonlinear Oscillations of Magnetic Levitation
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 319 (2009) 515 -530
Presented at ISVR 50th Celebrations 2013, Southampton, UK

Doak award winning news story


The 2011 Doak Prize Winner
The 2011 Doak Prize Winner
2011 ♦ Professor Neil Stephen

University of Southampton

On Energy Harvesting from Ambient Vibration
Journal of Sound and Vibration, 293 (2006) 409-425
Presented at ISVR 2012, Southampton, UK

Doak award winning news story


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