A review of the paper 'Some insights into the dynamics of defective structures' by J. A. Brandon

Trendafilova, I.N. (2009) A review of the paper 'Some insights into the dynamics of defective structures' by J. A. Brandon. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part C: Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science, 223 (1). pp. 157-174. ISSN 0954-4062

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    Abstract

    John Brandon has a long-standing record of leading internationally recognized research in the area of structural and non-linear dynamics as well as on the analysis of the mechanics and dynamics of defective structures. His consistent research in these areas is aimed at an in-depth understanding of the dynamics of damaged structures combined with the mechanics of crack development. He initiated and led the Cardiff research group on non-linear structural dynamics and damage analysis and detection for many years. His article 'Some insights into the dynamics of defective structures' is an excellent example of assembling and presenting together a lot of the research in the vibration modelling and experimental testing of damaged structures. It presents and summarizes the recent findings and trends in non-linear dynamics of defective structures. The reviewed article focuses mainly on the modelling and the analysis of non-linear effects in structural dynamics as well as in the dynamics of damaged structures, which have mostly been neglected in the recent literature.