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Name Professor Simon Neild
Job title Professor in Nonlinear Structural Dynamics/Head of Department Civil Engineering
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Bristol
Personal web page http://seis.bris.ac.uk/~cesan/Home_page.html
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Qualifications MEng, PhD(Oxon)
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Keywords adaptive control
substructuring
control of hydraulic systems
non-linear dynamics
damage detection
Areas of expertise Vibration suppression: My work includes developing a device for suppressing upper limb tremor for patients with multiple sclerosis, using piezos to minimise vibration of flexible composite structures and applying semi-active damping devices to cable structures.

Non-linear dynamic testing and modelling: A significant part of my recent work has been in making new developments relating to hybrid (or dynamic substructure) testing. I have also studied, for example, the non-linear modal dynamics of cables and the rattle dynamic of gears.

Non-linear non-destructive testing: I am interested in using non-linear ultrasonic techniques to detect damage in structures, including adhesive kissing bonds and bulk material non-linearity changes in composites.