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Professor Hugh Hunt


Hugh Hunt

Professor of Engineering Dynamics and Vibration

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Applied Mechanics

Telephone: +44 1223 3 32730


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Research interests

Prof Hunt's research interests include:

  • SPICE - Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering
  • Pipe-in-Pipe model for ground vibration from railways PiP
  • Failure of wind-turbine gearboxes: A dynamic model to predict the occurrence of skidding in wind-turbine bearings
  • Vibration of turbocharger wheels – mistuning
  • Vibration generated by railways
  • Sustainable Energy - wind and wave power
  • Pipeline inspection: detecting free spans and measuring depth of cover
  • Design of an underground 'metro' using small-bore tunnels for short-distance commuter travel
  • Modelling of the loosening of bolted fasteners in vibration environments
  • Vibrating Pig used to identify the support condition of offshore pipelines
  • Measurement of rail impact forces using an instrumented fish-plate
  • Torsional vibration of marine-engine drive trains
  • Blade vibration of automotive turbocharger wheels
  • Measurement of rail-pad performance under impact loading
  • Dynamic in-situ measurement of material properties
  • Track settlement in the vicinity of bridge abutments
  • Pneumatic hammer design for reduced hand vibration
  • Fault identification using neural networks
  • Measurement of dynamic performance of rubbers for vibration isolation
  • Vibration of church towers due to swinging bells