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Professor John Macdonald

Professor John Macdonald

Professor John Macdonald
M.A.(Cantab), Ph.D.(Bristol)

Professor of Structural Dynamics

Office 2.36
Queen's Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TR
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 4550471

Research summary

Structural dynamics

Wind engineering

Human-induced vibrations

Long-span bridges

Cable structures

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I graduated from Cambridge University in Engineering Science with first class honours and was awarded the Institution of Civil Engineers’ student prize for Cambridge. After 4 years in industry with Scott Wilson (now part of AECOM), principally working in structural design, I came to the University of Bristol as a Research Assistant in structural dynamics.

My PhD was based on full-scale dynamic measurements of the Second Severn Crossing cable-stayed bridge. Part of this work directly contributed to a vibration mitigation solution for the bridge, which had experienced large amplitude vortex-induced vibrations when first constructed. A journal paper describing this work ...

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Selected publications

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