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Personal details
Name Dr John Macdonald
Job title Reader
Department Department of Civil Engineering University of Bristol
Personal web page
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work+44 (0)117 331 8092
Qualifications MA(Cantab), PhD(Bristol)
Professional details
Membership of professional bodies Member of the Executive Committee of the Wind Engineering Society (WES)
Member of the Society for Earthquake and Civil Engineering Dynamics (SECED)
Keywords structural dynamics
wind engineering
cable structures
wind-induced oscillations
pedestrian-induced vibrations
structural monitoring
cable dynamics
Areas of expertise Vibrations of bridges and other civil engineering structures and their components, e.g. cables.

Effects of wind on structures, particularly aerodynamic loads and aeroelastic instabilities.

Pedestrian-induced vibrations and human-structure interaction (e.g. as on the London Millennium Bridge).

Monitoring of full-scale structures.