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Professor Robin S Langley

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Robin Langley
Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Head of the Mechanics, Materials and Design Division
  • BSc, University of Leicester, 1978
  • MSc, Cranfield Institute of Technology,1981
  • PhD, Cranfield Institute of Technology, 1983
Previous Positions:
  • 1984-1991 Lecturer in Structural Dynamics, Cranfield Institute of Technology
  • 1991-1995 Senior Lecturer in Aerospace Structures, University of Southampton
  • 1995-1998 Professor of Structural Dynamics, University of Southampton
Professional Affiliations:
  • Fellow of the Acoustical Society of America
  • Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics and Its Applications
  • Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society
  • Chartered Engineer
Research Interests:
  • Structural dynamics of offshore, aerospace, and automotive systems
  • Noise and vibration control
  • Statistical energy analysis
  • Elastic wave propagation in built-up structures
  • The effect of uncertainties on system performance ("random structures")
Research Group Affiliation: Publications of particular interest:
  1. Full list of publications ....
  2. Langley, R. S. "A general derivation of the statistical energy analysis equations for coupled dynamic systems". J. Sound and Vibration, 135, pp 499-608, 1989.
  3. Langley, R. S. "A survey of analysis methods for dynamic response." Prepared for the Engineering Science Data Unit, 1996. Now ESDU Data Item 97033.
  4. Langley, R. S. "The response of two-dimensional periodic structures to impulsive point loading". J. Sound and Vibration, 201, pp 235-253, 1997.
  5. Langley, R. S. and Bremner, P. G. "A hybrid method for the vibration analysis of complex structural-acoustic systems. J. Acoustical Society of America, 105, pp 1657-1671, 1999.
  6. Langley, R. S. "A non-Poisson model for the vibration analysis of uncertain dynamic systems". Proc. Roy. Soc., Series A, 455, pp 3325-3349, 1999.

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Last updated 20 January 2005