Dynamics

The Dynamics Group is part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London.

Our research is concerned with a wide range of vibration and wave phenomena in structures and fluids. The various areas of activity include non-linear structural dynamics, fluid-structure-interaction and rotating machinery dynamics.

In addition the group also has a specialised interest in turbomachinery and is home to the Rolls-Royce Vibration University Technology Centre (VUTC), which celebrated its 25th Anniversary in 2015.

Presentation of Rolls-Royce Trent blade by Dr Ric Parker, Rolls-Royce Director of Research & Technology, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Vibration UTC, May 2015. (L-R: Professor Norbert Hoffmann, current VUTC Director; Professor Peter Cawley, Mechanical Engineering Head of Department; Dr Ric Parker, Rolls-Royce Director of Research & Technology; Professor David Ewins, founding VUTC Director) (photo: Thomas Angus)
Presentation of Rolls-Royce Trent blade by Dr Ric Parker, Rolls-Royce Director of Research & Technology, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Vibration UTC, May 2015. (L-R: Professor Norbert Hoffmann, current VUTC Director; Professor Peter Cawley, Mechanical Engineering Head of Department; Dr Ric Parker, Rolls-Royce Director of Research & Technology; Professor David Ewins, founding VUTC Director) (photo: Thomas Angus)