Department of Mechanical Engineering

 

Dr Jonathan du Bois

Contact details

Room: 4E 2.58

Tel: +44 (0) 1225 385694

Email: j.l.du.bois@bath.ac.uk

Personal web page

PhD supervision

  • Active vibration control
  • Smart structures
  • Rotorcraft dynamics
  • Hybrid testing (model-in-the-loop/real-time dynamic substructuring).

Dr Jonathan Luke du Bois

MEng PhD

Profile

Dr Jonathan du Bois is a lecturer in electromechanical engineering, specialising in dynamic systems.

Jonathan's primary research interests lie in active vibration control and hybrid testing, encompassing hydraulic and electromechanical actuation technologies, robot kinematics, modal analysis and adaptive control, with a strong focus on aerospace applications.

Jonathan obtained his Master's degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2002. In 2004 he returned to the University of Bristol to pursue a PhD in adaptive fuselage response suppression for rotorcraft.

Following a brief period as a Visiting Scholar at the University of California, San Diego in 2008, he returned to the University of Bristol to take up a postdoctoral position on the Rotor Embedded Active Control Technologies (REACT) programme with AgustaWestland Helicopters.

Upon completion of this post he was appointed as a Research Associate on the Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation & Assessment (ASTRAEA) project, developing advanced test facilities for autonomous air-to-air refuelling systems with Cobham Mission Equipment.

Jonathan moved to the University of Bath in 2012 to take up a Lecturing position in the Department of Mechanical Engineering.

Research

Jon's research is in the area of aerospace dynamics and control. His background is grounded in structural dynamics and rotorcraft vibration control, while active research spans the topics of hybrid testing and UAV control, configuration and automation. Details of his ongoing projects are periodically updated at

http://people.bath.ac.uk/jldb20/research.htm

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Publications

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