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As part of EPSRC-funded project STORMLAMP (STructural behaviour Of Rock Mounted Lighthouses At the Mercy of imPulsive waves), the Vibration Engineering Section carried out a modal test of the Eddystone Lighthouse southwest of Plymouth from 10th to 11th October 2017. This was the final test in an experimental campaign that has also included lighthouses at … Continue reading Modal test of Eddystone Lighthouse

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For more information about our latest PHD studentship, visit https://www.findaphd.com/search/ProjectDetails.aspx?PJID=79055

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Welcome to our new VES team member, our new Facility Manager Julie Lewis-Thompson http://emps.exeter.ac.uk/engineering/research/ves/people/julielewis-thompson/  

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Check out the National Instruments case study on a Jiangyin Bridge modal test at http://sine.ni.com/cs/app/doc/p/id/cs-17465 

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On Thursday 1st June, a team of researchers from the University of Exeter travelled to Watchet to perform testing on the Mineral Line Bridge. The bridge forms part of the West Somerset Railway, a heritage railway line with 20 miles of track in South West England. The team included Farhad Huseynov, Yan Xu, Jalil Kwad, … Continue reading Structural Testing of a Heritage Railway Bridge

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Dubh Artach Lighthouse, Southwest of Mull on the Scottish West Coast was designed by Thomas Stevenson (father to the author Robert Louis), first ‘exhibited’ in 1872 and fully automated in 1971. As part of the EPSRC STORMLAMP project, a team visited the lighthouse on 8th and 9th May 2017 to carry out a modal test. … Continue reading Dubh Artach Lighthouse modal test

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As part of the EPSRC-funded BAYOMALAW project, a team of researchers from Exeter and Liverpool travelled to Jiangyin in Jiangsu province, China to carry out a modal test of the Jiangyin Suspension Bridge. Jiangyin Bridge has a single suspended span of 1,385m, with straight back stays. The concrete towers rise 191m above ground level and … Continue reading Modal test of Jiangyin Suspension Bridge

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Emperor House is a modern office building currently under construction at Exeter Business Park, UK. The three-storey building has an internal floor space of 2400sqm, which consists of two wings and a central core. In collaboration with Summerfield Developments (SW) Ltd (client), WSP-Parsons Brinckerhoff (consultant) and Midas Group (contractor), the Vibration Engineering Section (VES) at … Continue reading Testing the dynamic properties and performance of a building under human-induced excitation

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Vibration Engineering staff led by Professor James Brownjohn have been awarded a £3.25m grant by EPSRC to create a new simulator facility for study of interactions between humans and the moving built environment. The simulator will use a mechanical hexapod to drive a 4 metre square platform in all 6 axes with accelerations and displacements … Continue reading VSimulators: Human factors simulation for motion and serviceability in the built environment

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The impact of vibrations from very tall buildings and wobbly bridges and floors on people’s health and wellbeing is to be researched in a new £7.2 million government-funded national research facility. Check out the rest of the story about the launch of VSimulators on the University of Exeter’s website http://www.exeter.ac.uk/news/featurednews/title_574555_en.html  In the meantime, here is … Continue reading Impact of wobbly bridges and sky-scrapers on human health to be tested in government-funded research centre

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