Design of 3D Printed UAV Camera Mountings
The aim of this project is to provide camera mountings for petrol engined UAVs that can significantly reduce the vibrations seen by the camera.
Small internal combustion engined powered UAVs are increasingly used to carry cameras and these suffer from degraded images if they are shaken.
Typical petrol engines tend to do this so there is a need for light, compact mountings to improve picture quality.
3D printing allows for complex and highly effective mountings to be manufactured at modest cost.
Modelling Liquid-Structure Interactions in the Framework of Statistical Energy Analysis
The aim of this project is to provide improved design methods for dealing with
noise and vibration problems in structures as diverse as offshore oil platforms and
submarines. These problems are routinely tackled with ad hoc palliative techniques
such as vibration isolation mountings and acoustic cladding. It is desirable to be able
to calculate the effects of various measures during the design process, by assessing the
paths that vibrational energy takes when flowing around a structure. SEA is a tool for
making such assessments which has been developed mainly in the context of
lightweight aerospace structures. This project tackles new problems which arise when
one attempts to develop the methodology for heavy structures interacting with liquids.
The initial application will be to large diameter pipework and tank systems commonly
found on ships and offshore platforms. The work forms part of the managed
programme on SEA initiated by the Marine Technology Directorate Ltd.
Project Support: EPSRC
Statistical Energy Analysis of Non-conservatively Coupled Structures
The aim of this project is to gain an understanding of the effects of dissipative
joint on statistical energy analysis models of vibrating structures.
Such joints occur in many branches of engineering and this work aims to
extend SEA so as to be able to deal with them in a more coherent fashion
than current methods allow.