Emma Hudson profile

Dr Emma Hudson

Research Fellow




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


Emma is a Research Fellow in the Vibration Engineering Section within the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

She graduated from Durham University in 2009 with an MEng in Civil Engineering, 1st class hons. Following from this she studied for a PhD under the supervision of Professor Paul Reynolds at the University of Sheffield. Her thesis, titled "Incorporating Active Control of Human-Induced Vibrations in Floors into Buildings", was funded by a CASE scholarship with EPSRC and WSP and was submitted in March 2013.

Her research interests include all advanced strategies for control of human-induced vibrations in civil structures, including active, passive and semi-active control.floors

Selected Publications

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

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.

Hudson, M.J., Reynolds, P., & Nyawako, D.S., 2012. Comparison of passive and active mass dampers for control of floor vibrations. Proceedings of SPIE 2012.

Hudson, M.J., Reynolds, P. & Nyawako, D., 2011. Efficient Design of Floor Structures Using Active Vibration Control. Structures Congress 2011, Las Vegas, pp.35-35.

Hudson, M.J. & Reynolds, P., 2010. Analytical and Experimental Evaluation of Active Vibration Control of an Office Floor Structure. In Proceedings of 5th World Conference on Structural Control and Monitoring. Tokyo, p. 10047.

Diaz, I.M., Pereira, E., Hudson, M.J. Reynolds, P., 2012. Enhancing active vibration control of pedestrian structures using inertial actuators with local feedback control. Engineering Structures, 41, pp.157176.

Nyawako, D., Reynolds, P. & Hudson, M.J., 2012. Exploring efficiencies of SISO, multi-SISO and MIMO AVC schemes for floor vibration control. Proceedings of SPIE 2012.

Nyawako, D., Reynolds, P. & Hudson, M.J., 2011. Investigating PID controllers for mitigation of human-induced floor vibrations. In EURODYN 2011.

Nyawako, D., Diaz, I.M., Reynolds P., & Hudson, M.J., 2011. Enhancing velocity feedback with inner loop compensators for the actuators, SMART Conference 2011, Germany, 629-639.

Nyawako DS, Reynolds P, & Hudson M.J., 2011. Independent modal space control technique for mitigation of human-induced vibrations in floors. In 29th International Modal Analysis Conference (IMAC XXVIII). Jacksonville: Society for Experimental Mechanics.