Dr Tore Butlin, MA, MEng, PhD. Fellow (Engineering).
I am one of the supervisors for Part IB (second year) for the following courses: • Paper 5: Electrical Circuits, Electrical Power, Electromagnetic Waves • Paper 6: Linear Systems and Control, Communications, Signal and Data Analysis • Paper 7: Vector Calculus, Linear Algebra, Probability.
My research investigates efficient and practical ways of predicting the vibration response of complex structures with spatially localised nonlinearities. Often these nonlinearities are poorly characterised, so the aim is to develop methods that can include the effect of uncertainties. Application areas of particular interest include: brake systems with a local nonlinear frictional contact; oilwell drills with localised interactions with the borehole wall; and friction-damped turbine blades.
I am a member of the Division C (Mechanics, Materials and Design) teaching staff for the engineering department, and lecture the third year 'linear vibration' course.
- Official Fellow