Work in this area is mainly focussed on
investigations into the use of energy methods for the analysis of vibrating
These investigations cover theoretical work, computer simulation and the
testing of small scale models (up to around 3m long).
We use finite element methods as well as statistical energy analysis
and standard vibration test procedures.
Currently, the behaviours of camera mountings for UAVs and certain satellite structures are of particular interest
Details of on-going work are given in Dynamics Projects.
See also the postscript version of a
giving a summary of some of our earliest structural dynamics work (0.6Mb), a
of an optimized structure on test in our lab (0.8Mb) and the postscript version of a
describing satellite boom design (0.2Mb).
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Correspondence to Andy.Keane@soton.ac.uk or Prof. A.J. Keane, School of
Engineering Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, U.K.,
Tel +44-2380-592944 FAX +44-2380-593230.