Dr Artur Gower
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Lecturer in Dynamics
+44 114 222 7806
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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Welcome! My background is in applying mathematics (BSc, MSc, PhD) to understand the microstructure of complex solids. I mostly develop code and mathematical models for waves (like sound and radio).
- Research interests
My main research interests include:
- Wave scattering
- Solid mechanics
- Random media
- Machine learning
We still do not fully understand how waves (like sound, radio, light, and vibrations) behave in many materials. How well can these waves propagate, and how much information can they carry in different materials?
Answering these questions will allow us to design the next generation of materials that can control waves. These new materials can then improve telecommunications by controlling light and elastic waves, and mechanical engineering by controlling vibrations and even earthquakes!
The main way we sense the world around us is by using waves too. Light and sound are reflected from all materials, and when they reach us, our brains can decode them to understand what objects are around us.
In a similar way, waves are used to sense materials during manufacturing. To automate manufacturing, we need to develop sensors that can decode waves like our brains do. Ideally these sensors would be able to detect changes in the material's microstructure, and as a result determine when the material has reached its ideal flexibility, strength, and capacity to transmit information!
- Representing the stress and strain energy of elastic solids with initial stress and transverse texture anisotropy. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 478(2266).
- A unified framework for linear thermo-visco-elastic wave propagation including the effects of stress-relaxation. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 478(2265).
- Ensemble average waves in random materials of any geometry. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 149(4), A51-A51.
- Effective waves for random three-dimensional particulate materials. New Journal of Physics.
- An ultrasonic method to measure stress without calibration: The angled shear wave method. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 148(6), 3963-3970.
- A proof that multiple waves propagate in ensemble-averaged particulate materials. Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 475(2229), 20190344-20190344. View this article in WRRO
- Multiple Waves Propagate in Random Particulate Materials. SIAM Journal on Applied Mathematics, 79(6), 2569-2592. View this article in WRRO
- The constitutive relations of initially stressed incompressible Mooney-Rivlin materials. Mechanics Research Communications, 93, 4-10.
- Characterising particulate random media from near-surface backscattering: A machine learning approach to predict particle size and concentration. EPL (Europhysics Letters), 122(5). View this article in WRRO
- Reflection from a multi-species material and its transmitted effective wavenumber. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 474(2212). View this article in WRRO
- A New Restriction for Initially Stressed Elastic Solids. The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 70(4), 455-478. View this article in WRRO
- Oblique wrinkles. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 375(2093).
- Morphology of residually stressed tubular tissues: Beyond the elastic multiplicative decomposition. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 90, 242-253.
- On residual stresses and homeostasis: an elastic theory of functional adaptation in living matter. Scientific Reports, 6(1). View this article in WRRO
- Higher-order reverse automatic differentiation with emphasis on the third-order. Mathematical Programming, 155(1-2), 81-103. View this article in WRRO
- Connecting the material parameters of soft fibre-reinforced solids with the formation of surface wrinkles. Journal of Engineering Mathematics, 95(1), 217-229.
- Initial stress symmetry and its applications in elasticity. Proceedings of the Royal Society A, 471(2183). View this article in WRRO
- A robust anisotropic hyperelastic formulation for the modelling of soft tissue. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 39, 48-60.
- Counter-intuitive results in acousto-elasticity. Wave Motion, 50(8), 1218-1228.
- Shear instability in skin tissue. The Quarterly Journal of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, 66(2), 273-288.