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Professor David Ewins
Professor David Ewins
His research interests span a wide range of structural dynamics topics, and include efforts to bring about an integration of the experimental, mechanical and theoretical methods that represent the whole spectrum of essential technologies.
Currently, there is a focus on the appropriate representation of joints on interfaces in the dynamic analysis of real engineering structures and he is Chair of the new ASME Research Committee established to co-ordinate international efforts in this area. His industrial application areas are primarily aerospace and defence with longstanding collaboration with Rolls-Royce, AgustaWestland and the Ministry of Defence. He is Chair of the EU CleanSky Scientific and Technological Advisory Board (STAB) and a member of Rolls-Royce MSAB and others.
He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering.
David Ewins studied Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College and then undertook PhD research at Cambridge University. He was appointed Professor of Vibration Engineering at Imperial in 1983 and set up the Centre of Vibration Engineering in 1990 with support from Rolls-Royce and was the founding Director of the Vibration UTC in 1990. He has held Visiting Professor appointments in France, Switzerland, USA and Singapore, where he was Temasek Professor from 1999 to 2002. He served as Pro Rector (International Relations) at Imperial College from 2001 until 2005.
Professor David Ewins was appointed as Director of the Bristol Laboratory for Advanced Dynamics Engineering (BLADE) at Bristol University in July 2007.
He is currently Acting Director of the AgustaWestland UTC and Nanjing Professor at NTU, Singapore.
- structural dynamics
- Carri, Ad, Weekes, B, Di Maio, D & Ewins, D, 2016, Extending modal testing technology for model validation of engineering structures with sparse nonlinearities: A first case study. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing.
- Di Maio, D, Bennett, P, Schwingshackl, C & Ewins, DJ, 2013, Experimental non-linear modal testing of an aircraft engine casing assembly. in: Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series., pp. 15-36
- Giuliani, P, Di Maio, D, Schwingshackl, CW, Martarelli, M & Ewins, DJ, 2013, Six degrees of freedom measurement with continuous scanning laser doppler vibrometer. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol 38., pp. 367-383
- Ameri, N, Grappasonni, C, Coppotelli, G & Ewins, DJ, 2013, Ground vibration tests of a helicopter structure using OMA techniques. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol 35., pp. 35-51
- Tarazaga, PA, Di Maio, D, Ameri, N & Ewins, DJ, 2012, Continuous laser scanning of a lightweight membrane with monotone and multi-tone excitation techniques. in: 53rd AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference 2012.
- Schwingshackl, CW, Petrov, EP & Ewins, DJ, 2012, Effects of Contact Interface Parameters on Vibration of Turbine Bladed Disks With Underplatform Dampers. Journal of engineering for gas turbines and power-Transactions of the asme, vol 134.
- Ameri, N, Tarazaga, P, Di Maio, D & Ewins, DJ, 2012, Non-contact operational modal analysis of an optical membrane for space application. in: Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series., pp. 265-275
- Di Maio, D & Ewins, DJ, 2012, Experimental measurements of out-of-plane vibrations of a simple blisk design using Blade Tip Timing and Scanning LDV measurement methods. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol 28., pp. 517-527
- Zucca, S, Di Maio, D & Ewins, DJ, 2012, Measuring the performance of underplatform dampers for turbine blades by rotating laser Doppler Vibrometer. Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, vol 32., pp. 269-281
- Di Maio, D, Berardi, S, Vitale, N & Ewins, DJ, 2012, Design of high impedance test rig for composite structures vibration measurements. in: Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series., pp. 453-463
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