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Professor Stuart Burgess
Professor Stuart Burgess
Professor of Engineering Design
BSc, PhD(Brun), CEng, FIMechE
Area of research
Design of mechanical systems
Efficiency modelling of mechanical systems including: structures, mechanisms, buildings and transport systems. Design and optimisation of robotic joints and limbs. Bio-inspired design and optimisation of engineering systems.
Industrial collaborators: British Olympic Cycling Team, Triumph, Jaguar, MOD, British Aerospace, Renold Chain.
Stuart Burgess completed an engineering apprenticeship with Stothert and Pitt Cranes in Bath whilst completing a thin sandwich degree in mechanical engineering. After completing his PhD in the area of machine design he worked for the European Space Agency for 5 years mainly working on the ENVISAT earth observation satellite which is the largest civilian satellite in the world. He designed the solar array deployment mechanism including inventing a new type of gearbox - the double action worm gear set. He spent three years at Cambridge University as an Assistant Director of Research and Fellow of Selywn College. He has been at Bristol University since 1997 mainly working in the area of design optimisation of mechanical systems and biomechanical systems.
Stuart Burgess teaches mainly in the area of mechanical design such as machine design and computer aided design.
- Efficiency modelling
- Design optimisation
- Bio-inspired design
- De Silva, G, Burgess, S, Hatano, T, Khan, S, Zhang, K, Nguyen, T, Herrmann, G, Edwards, C & Miles, M, 2016, An optimized nano-positioning stage for Bristol’s Transverse Dynamic Force Microscope. in: Proceedings of the IFAC Mechatronics 2016 - IFAC PapersOnline.
- Wragge-Morley, RT, Herrmann, G, Burgess, S & Phil, B, 2016, Modelling and Simulation of Rapidly Changing Road Gradients. SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars - Mechanical Systems.
- Hatano, T, Zhang, K, Khan, S, Tien, TN, Herrmann, G, Edwards, C, Burgess, S & Miles, M, 2016, A Specimen-Tracking Controller for the Transverse Dynamic Force Microscope in Non-Contact Mode. in: 2016 American Control Conference (ACC 2016): July 6–8, Boston, MA, USA. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
- Burgess, S, Lock, R, Wang, J, Sattler, GD & Oliver, J, 2015, The energy benefits of the pantograph wing mechanism in flapping flight: Case study of a gull. International Journal of Micro Air Vehicles, vol 7., pp. 275283
- Wragge-Morley, RT, Herrmann, G, Barber, P & Burgess, SC, 2015, Gradient and Mass Estimation from CAN Based Data for a Light Passenger Car. SAE International Journal of Passenger Cars- Mechanical Systems, vol 8., pp. 137-145
- Tien, TN, Hatano, T, Khan, S, Zhang, K, Edwards, C, Harniman, R, Burgess, S, Antognozzi, M, Miles, M & Herrmann, G, 2015, Estimation of the shear force in transverse dynamic force microscopy using a sliding mode observer. AIP Advances, vol 5.
- Zhang, K, Hatano, T, Tien, TN, Herrmann, G, Christopher, E, Burgess, SC & Miles, MJ, 2015, An adaptive non-raster scanning method in Atomic Force Microscopy for simple sample shapes. Measurement Science and Technology, vol 26.
- Tien, TN, Edwards, C, Herrmann, G, Hatano, T, Burgess, S & Miles, M, 2015, Adaptive Amplitude Control of the Cantilever in the Transverse Dynamic Force Microscope. in: International Symposium on Intelligent Control (ISIC).
- Hutchinson, TW, Burgess, SC & Herrmann, G, 2014, Current hybrid-electric powertrain architectures: Applying empirical design data to life cycle assessment and whole-life cost analysis. Applied Energy, vol 119., pp. 314-329
- Burgess, SC & Etoundi, AC, 2014, Performance Maps for a Bio-Inspired Robotic Condylar Hinge Joint. Journal of Mechanical Design, ASME, vol 136.
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