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Seamus Garvey

Professor of Dynamics & Director of the Rolls-Royce UTC in Gas Turbine Transmission Systems, Faculty of Engineering

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Expertise Summary

Machine Vibration and Dynamics: The Mathematics of Vibration (in particular, a set of coordinate transformations for Matrix Polynomial systems called Structure Preserving Transformations); Active Control of Machine Vibrations using Magnetic Bearings (especially high specific load capacity magnetic bearings) and using Electrical Machines to exert Lateral Forces; Passive Control of Machine Vibrations through intelligent design, robust balancing, modal modifications and vibration absorbtion methods.

Research Summary

Rotordynamics in general and the rotordynamics of machines with laminated rotors in particular. Robust balancing for high performance (high power density) rotors. Modelling the coupled dynamics of… read more

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Current Research

Rotordynamics in general and the rotordynamics of machines with laminated rotors in particular. Robust balancing for high performance (high power density) rotors. Modelling the coupled dynamics of electro-mechanical systems - electrical machines in particular. Monochromatic power transmission taking advantage of some fundamental properties of certain two-degree of freedom dynamic systems.

Also an area of mathematics called "Structure Preserving Transformations" and recently I have developed a strong interest in "Integrated Compressed Air Energy Solutions" whereby renewable sources (wind/wave/tidal) are used to compress air directly and this is subsequently expanded for generation.

Past Research

Vibration in large electrical machines: The electromagnetic dynamics of windings of large electrical machines: Control of multiple independent drives for high-performance machines: Composite system assembly (i.e. dynamic substructuring). High Specific Load Capacity Magnetic Bearings. Noise and Vibration in Electrical Machines.

Future Research

Extending the application of the Structure Preserving Transformations to machine vibration control and towards final applications in matrix polynomial eigenvalue problems: Further development of the ICAES (compressed-air energy from renewables) ideas. Further work on balancing and on modelling complex electromechanical systems. Active clearance control in rotating machines:

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