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My research interests are primarily in the field of nonlinear structural dynamics.

Motivation: The high-performance engineering industry is driven by the need for greater performance. Increasingly, this may only be achieved by designing structures to operate beyond the regimes where linearity can be assumed, and nonlinear behaviour must be accounted for. My research is motivated by the need to understand the effect of nonlinearity in engineering structures, and how it may be accounted for in the design process. My specific interests include nonlinear modelling and simulation, nonlinear modal interactions, and nonlinear system identification.

Nonlinear modelling and simulation: The useful properties of linear structures, such as modal orthogonality and superposition, cannot be extended to nonlinear systems. As such, many of the established techniques for linear models cannot be extended to nonlinear systems. My research includes the use of a variety of analytical and numerical techniques for nonlinear modelling and simulation.

Nonlinear modal interactions: Nonlinearity can lead to a variety of behaviour that is not seen in linear systems. This aspect of my research involves developing an understanding of the physical mechanisms that drive these behaviours.

Nonlinear system identification: A key step in the design and testing of engineering structures is the development of mathematical models describing the structures. Nonlinear system identification describes the process of generating nonlinear models based on experimental testing of a system. My research in this area includes the development of novel methods for the identification of nonlinear systems.

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Research Output

  • 27 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 5 Conference Contribution (Conference Proceeding)
  • 1 Conference Abstract

Accounting for Quasi-Static Coupling in Nonlinear Dynamic Reduced-Order Models

Nicolaidou, E., Melanthuru, V. R., Hill, T. L. & Neild, S. A., Jul 2020, In : Journal of Computational and Nonlinear Dynamics. 15, 7, 10 p., 071002.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

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    Nonlinear dynamics of a conical dielectric elastomer  oscillator with switchable mono to bi‐stability

    Cao, C., Hill, T. L., Li, B., Wang, L. & Gao, X., 7 Feb 2020, In : International Journal of Solids and Structures.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)


    • 1 Invited talk
    • 1 Schools engagement
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    Dynamics Research Group seminar, Sheffield

    Tom L Hill (Speaker)

    1 Mar 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    University of Wisconsin - Madison

    Tom L Hill (Visitor)

    6 Aug 201620 Aug 2016

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Careers talk at Bristol Free School

    Tom L Hill (Speaker)

    30 Sep 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesSchools engagement

    Supervised Work

    Nonlinear Dynamics of Phased Array Levitators

    Author: Fushimi, T., 24 Mar 2020

    Supervisor: Drinkwater, B. (Supervisor) & Hill, T. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)