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Research group

Dynamics Group

Modelling

Our group's research covers a wide range of interests in the modelling, measurement and control of structural vibrations.

Part of Engineering

About

We work with industry specialists to study noise and vibration of transportation vehicles, human response to vibration, and condition monitoring of infrastructure.  

Our main research activities are:  

  • dynamic modelling  
  • high-frequency vibrations   
  • human factors research unit  
  • railway noise and vibration  
  • condition monitoring  

Our laboratories incorporate the Human Factors Research Unit (HFRU). This contains a range of equipment for vibration measurement, testing and analysis.  

Through our work with colleagues at ISVR Consulting, we contribute to a number of short courses for industry on vibration modelling, measurement and control. 

People, projects and publications

People

Dr Daniil Yurchenko

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Nonlinear and Stochastic Dynamics; Stability and Bifurcation; Energy Harvesting; Nonlinear Vibration Mitigation; 

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Professor David Thompson MA PhD CEng FIMechE FIOA FHEA

Professor of Railway Noise and Vibration

Research interests

  • Low noise design in railways
  • Ground vibration and ground-borne noise
  • Aerodynamic noise from high-speed trains

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Giacomo Squicciarini

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Theoretical modelling of rolling noise: predictions of noise radiated by a train wheel rolling on a rail.
  • Curve squeal: measurements and models for understanding and mitigating curve squeal noise.
  • Piano acoustics: experiments and numerical modelling of sound generation in pianos.
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Dr Jen Muggleton BSc (Eng), ACGI, PhD, MA

Principal Research Fellow

Research interests

  • Detection and location of buried infrastructure using vibration techniques.
  • Acoustic leak detection in pipes.
  • Vibration of fluid-filled pipes.

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Dr Michal Kalkowski PhD

Lecturer

Research interests

  • Non-destructive testing
  • Material characterisation and imaging with ultrasound
  • Guided waves

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Professor Neil Ferguson PhD CEng FIOA FHEA

Professor

Research interests

  • Variability and uncertainty in Structural Dynamics
  • Wave models and their development for structural dynamics
  • Vibration in random and periodic media

Accepting applications from PhD students

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Professor Tim Waters

Professor

Research interests

  • Wave propagation in structures
  • Vibration control
  • Vibration based structural health monitoring

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Dr Wenjing Sun

Lecturer in Acoustics

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Dr Yi Qiu

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Yi Qiu’s main areas of research are biodynamics, vehicle seating dynamics and ride comfort. He is particularly interested in combined human-seat modelling, vibration transmission via multi-input channels and their applications in vehicle dynamics and ride comfort. His other research interests include finite element methods and multi-body dynamics with application in vehicle ride analysis, and combined mechanical and electrical control system modelling and analysis.
  • Details on impact research can be found here.
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I'm interested in combined human-seat modelling, vibration transmission via multi-input channels and their applications in vehicle dynamics and ride comfort.
Associate Professor