Dynamics and Control

About the group

The dynamics and control research activity is concerned with research problems relating to modelling, simulation and control of civil, mechanical and aerospace engineering systems.

The Dynamics and Control Research Group focuses on capturing, understanding, and controlling the dynamic behaviour of structures and systems.


Through fundamental developments in analytical and numerical methods and in experimental testing techniques, the Group provides tools to model and optimise the dynamic behaviour of structures. Experimental testing is conducted in the state-of-the-art BLADE facilities(Bristol Laboratory For Advanced Dynamics Engineering).

The group has a variety of projects funded by the EPSRC and other funding bodies, as well as projects with collaboration and funding from industry.


The Group’s research activities span fundamental engineering science, where new insights are developed and experimentally tested, to applied research. These activities are split as follows:


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