Contact Dr Hugh Goyder
- Tel: +44 (0) 1793 785122
- Email: email@example.com
Areas of expertise
- Gun Technologies
- Structures and Materials
- Weapons Engineering
Dr Goyder has a degree in mechanical engineering from Southampton University and a degree in mathematics and physics topics from the Open University. He did his PhD in structure borne sound at the Institute of Sound and Vibration which is part of Southampton University.
Dr Goyder spent nearly 20 years at Harwell doing research into nuclear power. This research covered fluid-structure interactions in heat exchangers, pipework and process plant. This enabled Hugh to add fluid mechanics and acoustics to his previous experience in vibration.
Dr Goyder's specialist area of research is energy dissipation in dynamics (damping). Many mechanical systems rely on damping to prevent excessive vibration in resonant conditions. However, there is considerable uncertainty in how damping operates and should be modelled.
The interaction of fluid mechanics and acoustics with vibration and other dynamic structures is problematic and leads to many engineering problems in process plant and military equipment.
Dr Goyder's research interests include:
- Structural interfaces - what are the properties of joints and how can they be modelled?
- Vibration damping - how can damping be used to prevent resonance? How can it be modelled?
- Fluid-structure interaction - how does fluid flow cause vibration?
- Ballistics - how can projectiles be improved to reduce drag and inflight oscillations?
- Guns - how can guns be prevented from jumping as they are fired?
- Dynamics theory - how can energy dissipation be included in simulation?
- Dynamics testing - how can the properties and dynamic response of structures be measured?
Dr Goyder has always mixed theory and experiment. He has been involved in many large scale testing campaigns.
Dr Goyder's teaching remit includes:
- gun dynamics
- computational methods.
Dr Goyder is chairman of the NAFEMS Dynamics and Testing Group. The aim is to bring together analysts and experimentalists so that simulations can be validated and developed.
He is also part of an effort organised through ASME (the American Society of Mechanical Engineers) to investigate and model the properties of joints and interfaces. These are difficult to simulate but an important part of most mechanical systems.
Dr Goyder's clients include:
- Oil and Gas engineering companies.
Articles In Journals
- Wall DG, Economou J, Goyder H, Knowles K, Silson P & Lawrance M (2015) Mobile robot arm trajectory generation for operation in confined environments, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part I: Journal of Systems and Control Engineering, 229 (3) 215-234.
- Goyder HGD (2013) Noise generation and propagation within corrugated pipes, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 135 (3).
- Goyder H (2010) On the modelling of noise generation in corrugated pipes, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 132 (4).
- Allen P, Hameed A & Goyder H (2007) Measurement and modelling of carbon black filled natural rubber components, International Journal of Vehicle Systems Modelling and Testing, 2 (4) 315-344.
- Allen P, Hameed A & Goyder HGD (2006) Automotive damper model for use in multi-body dynamic simulations, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering, 220 (D9) 1221-1233.
- Goyder HGD (2003) An Assessment Method for Unstable Vibration in Multispan Tube Bundles, Journal of Fluids and Structures, 18 (5) 555-572.
- Goyder HGD (2002) Flow-Induced Vibration in Heat Exchangers, Chemical engineering research and design, 80 (3) 226-232.
- Goyder H, Ind P & Brown D (2014) Measurement of damping in a chain of bolted joints. In: ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE, Buffalo, NY, 17-20 August 2014.
- Goyder H (2014) Understanding damping in linear multi-degree of freedom systems. In: ASME 2014 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE, Buffalo, NY, 17-20 August 2014.
- Goyder HGD (2013) The Difficulty of Modelling Damping in Linear Dynamic Systems. In: ASME 2013 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, Portland, OR, 4-7 August 2013.
- Goyder HGD (2010) General models for linear damping. In: ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting collocated with 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Montreal, Québec, 1-5 August 2010.
- Goyder HGD (2010) Source models for noise generated in corrugated pipes. In: ASME 2010 3rd Joint US-European Fluids Engineering Summer Meeting collocated with 8th International Conference on Nanochannels, Microchannels, and Minichannels, Montreal, Québec, 1-5 August 2010.
- Goyder HGD (2008) Acoustic-structural coupling in pipework. In: ASME 2007 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP2007), San Antonio, TX, 22-26 July 2007.
- Goyder H (2007) Gas waterhammer. In: ASME 2007 Pressure Vessels and Piping Conference (PVP2007), San Antonio, Texas, 22 July 2007.
- Goyder HGD (2002) On the Relationship between Added Mass and Added Damping. In: Procs IMECE 2002 ASME, New Orleans, USA, 17 November 2002.
- Goyder HGD (2002) Flow-Induced Vibration and Noise in Heat-Exchanger Tube Bundles (Procs on CD 03-KNL-01). In: Procs 12th Int Heat Transfer Conf, Grenoble, 1 August 2002.