Emma Hudson

Dr Emma Hudson

Research Fellow




Email: E.J.Hudson@exeter.ac.uk


Emma graduated from Durham University in 2009 with an MEng in Civil Engineering and subsequently joined the Vibration Engineering Section (VES) at the University of Sheffield to study for a PhD under the supervision of Professor Paul Reynolds. She continued her research into structural vibration control with VES at the University of Exeter; first as Associate Research Fellow in 2013 and then after being promoted to Research Fellow in 2016. She is an active member of the Engineering Inclusivity Working Group and is chair for the CEMPS Early Career Researcher Network. In addition to this, she has worked on a part-time and secondment basis for Full Scale Dynamics since 2009 on numerous consultancy projects.

Her experience in over 20 projects has been utilised on a range of experimental tests on structures, including floors, grandstands, footbridges and off-shore mounted lighthouses. Through her research into active and passive control of structural vibrations, she has designed and commissioned the world’s first permanent active control system for concert-induced vibrations in Las Vegas (USA) and multiple Tuned Mass Dampers for footbridges throughout the UK. She has developed and commissioned multiple remote data acquisition systems and an innovative highly synchronised distributed data acquisition system, deployed on Jiangyin suspension bridge (China) and The Peace Bridge (Derry, UK).

Her current research is focussed on developing a commercially exploitable active control system for floor vibrations.

Selected Publications

EJ Hudson, P Reynolds, 2017, Design and Construction of a Reconfigurable Pedestrian Structure, Experimental Techniques 41 (2), 203-214

EJ Hudson, P Reynolds, M Nelson, N Christie, V Salcedo, 2016, Active Control of Concert-Induced Vibrations, Geotechnical and Structural Engineering Congress 2016, 1729-1741

EJ Hudson, P Reynolds, 2014, Implications of structural design on the effectiveness of active vibration control of floor structures, Structural Control and Health Monitoring 21 (5), 685-704

E Pereira, IM Díaz, EJ Hudson, P Reynolds, 2014, Optimal control-based methodology for active vibration control of pedestrian structures, Engineering Structures 80, 153-162

Hudson, E.J. & Reynolds, P., 2013. Implications of structural design on the effectiveness of AVC on floor structures. Structural Control & Health Monitoring.

Hudson, M.J., Reynolds, P. & Nyawako, D., 2013. Power requirements for active control of floor vibrations. In 31st International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC XXXI). California: Society for Experimental Mechanics.

Hudson, M.J. & Reynolds, P., 2013. Potential benefits of incorporating active vibration control in floor structures. The Structural Engineer, February, pp.46–48.

Hudson, M.J. & Reynolds, P., 2012. Implementation considerations for active vibration control in the design of floor structures. Engineering Structures, 44, pp.334178.