John Mottershead

Alexander Elder Professor of Applied Mechanics

Research Interests

My main research interest is in vibrations in machines and structures, particularly inverse problems, stochastic model updating, image processing of full-field vibration and strain measurements, damage assessment, active vibration control.  I have published over 300 research articles in scientific journals and the proceedings of international conferences and have delivered plenary keynote papers in China, Czech Republic, France, Portugal, and the USA as well as the UK.  My industrial collaborations include Rolls-Royce, Ford and AgustaWestland Helicopters. I am a fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

Selected Publications

  1. M.I. Friswell and J.E. Mottershead, Finite Element Model Updating in Structural Dynamics, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1995, 300pp, ISBN 0-7923-3431-0.

  2. C. Mares, M.I. Friswell and J.E. Mottershead, Model updating using robust estimation, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 16(1), 2002, 169-183.

  3. J.R. Fonseca, M.I. Friswell, J.E. Mottershead and A.W. Lees, Uncertainty identification by the maximum likelihood method, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 288 (3), 2005, 587-599.

  4. C. Mares, J.E. Mottershead and M.I. Friswell, Stochastic model updating: part 1- theory and simulated examples, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 20(7), 2006, 1674-1695.

  5. J.E. Mottershead, C. Mares, S. James and M.I. Friswell, Stochastic model updating: part 2- application to a set of physical structures, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 20(8), 2006, 2171-2185.

  6. H. Haddad Khodaparast, J.E. Mottershead and M.I. Friswell, Perturbation methods for the estimation of parameter variability in stochastic model updating, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 22(8), 2008, 1751-1773.

  7. W. Wang, J.E. Mottershead and C. Mares, Vibration mode shape recognition using image processing, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 326(3-5), 2009, 909-938.

  8. H. Haddad Khodaparast, J.E. Mottershead and K.J. Badcock, Propagation of structural uncertainty to linear aeroelastic stability, Computers and Structures, 88(3-4), 2010, 223-236.

  9. S. Marques, K.J. Badcock, H.H. Khodaparast and J.E. Mottershead, Transonic aeroelastic stability predictions under the influence of structural variability, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Journal of Aircraft, 47(4), 2010, 1229-1239.

  10. M. Ghandchi Tehrani, J.E. Mottershead, A.T. Shenton and Y.M. Ram, Robust pole placement in structures by the method of receptances, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 25(1), 2011, 112–122.

  11. H.Haddad Khodaparast, J.E. Mottershead and K.J. Badcock, Interval model updating with irreducible uncertainty using the Kriging predictor, Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing, 25(4), 2011, 1204-1226.

  12. K.J. Badcock, S. Timme, S. Marques, H. Hadded Khodaparast, M. Prandina, J.E. Mottershead, A. Swift, A. Da Ronch, M.A. Woodgate, Transonic aeroelastic simulation for envelope searches and uncertainty analysis, Progress in Aerospace Sciences, 47(5), 2011, 392-423.

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