Prof. David Cebon, BE (Melbourne), PhD, FREng, FIMechE. Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Acting Director of Studies in Engineering (Parts IA, IB).
I lead an active research group concerned with the design and dynamics of heavy vehicle suspensions, road damage and the micromechanics of asphalt failure. I also have interests in the use of computers in engineering design and education. I have written numerous papers on the dynamics of heavy vehicles, traffic instrumentation, road damage and materials information management software. Research interests include: Damage mechanisms of bitumens and asphalts; Damage to road surfaces and bridges caused by dynamic wheel forces of heavy goods vehicles; Vehicle dynamics, design of vehicle suspensions using passive and active components; Heavy vehicle 'weigh-in-motion' technology; Selection of materials and standard components in design; Use of computers in engineering education.