Dr Graeme Manson

BEng(Hons), PhD

Dr Graeme Manson

Senior Lecturer

Final Year BEng and MEng Tutor and Project Co-ordinator

Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
UK

Telephone: +44(0)114 2227790
Fax: +44(0)114 2227890

email : Graeme.Manson@sheffield.ac.uk


Profile

Dr Manson received his BEng(Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Heriot-Watt University in 1992 before completing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Manchester which was awarded in 1996. He joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Sheffield in 1995 as a Research Assistant before becoming a Research Associate in 1997. Dr Manson was awarded an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship in 2002 and upon completion in 2007 become a member of academic staff in the department in the role of Lecturer. Since 2008, he has been a Senior Lecturer in the department. He is also the Course Director for all of the department´s MSc courses.

Areas of Research

The main concern of Dr Manson´s research has been, throughout, the development of robust structural health monitoring strategies for the purposes of damage identification. Over the years, this has taken on various approaches beginning with the examination of the response of nonlinear mechanical systems before moving into the fields of signal processing, pattern recognition, machine learning and multivariate statistics for damage identification. More recently, with the questions of damage prognosis and robustness of structural health monitoring systems, the research has led toward the investigation of the propagation of uncertainty through systems and structures.

Current activities:

Uncertainty Analysis
Investigation of the effects on a system's response of propagating uncertainty (due to lack of knowledge or environmental effects) through that system. Also, employing uncertainty analysis to enhance robustness of damage identification techniques.

Hybrid and Robust Optimisation
Utilisation of uncertainty analysis tools within genetic and emergent optimisation techniques to make process more efficient and to tackle issue of optimising functions where parameters are not fully known.

Advanced Signal Processing
Feature selection methods for robust damage identification insensitive to operational and environmental variations. Genetic-based methods for optimal feature selection and sensor placement.

Nonlinear Systems
Using functional series to represent response of nonlinear systems.

Research Projects

  • Self-assembly of diagnostic systems for Structural Health Monitoring
  • Pattern recognition for Healthcare diagnostics
  • Robust Structural Health Monitoring techniques to bridge the gap between laboratory and working platforms.

Teaching

MEC319 – Sensors, Actuators and Controllers
MEC415 – Condition Monitoring

Current Research Grants

Uncertainty, Propagation in Structures, Systems and Processes, funded by EPSRC, 11/2006 – 10/2011; £734193 (25%)

Smart Sensing for Structural Health Monitoring, funded by EPSRC, £230400

Journal articles

Conference proceedings papers

  • Manson G (2016) A forward-looking approach to nonlinear systems. Proceedings of ISMA 2016 - International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering and USD2016 - International Conference on Uncertainty in Structural Dynamics (pp 2697-2708)
  • Rahtm SA, Manson G & Worden K (2016) Data visualization approach for operational loading variations of an aircraft wing box using vibration based damage detection. 8th European Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, EWSHM 2016, Vol. 4 (pp 2893-2902)
  • Manson G & Worden K (2016) Higher-order frequency response functions for hysteretic systems. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Vol. 1 (pp 191-201)
  • Rogers T, Manson G & Worden K (2016) On the behaviour of structures with many nonlinear elements. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Vol. 8 (pp 509-520)
  • Worden K, Antoniadou I, Tiboaca OD, Manson G & Barthorpe RJ (2016) Linear and nonlinear system identification using evolutionary optimisation. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, Vol. 153 (pp 325-345)
  • Worden K, Manson G & Cross EJ (2014) On gaussian process NARX models and their higher-order frequency response functions. Springer Proceedings in Mathematics and Statistics, Vol. 97 (pp 315-335)
  • Manson G, Worden K & Reed PI (2014) Analysis of nonlinear system response to an impulse excitation. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Vol. 2 (pp 297-308)
  • Antoniadou I, Manson G, Dervilis N, Barszcz T, Staszewski WJ & Worden K (2012) Use of the Teager-Kaiser energy operator for condition monitoring of a wind turbine gearbox. PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING (ISMA2012) / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNCERTAINTY IN STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (USD2012) (pp 4255-4268)
  • Manson G & Matzakou M (2012) SHM Feature Selection using damage metaphors. PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING (ISMA2012) / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNCERTAINTY IN STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (USD2012) (pp 3345-3358)
  • Mustafah AM, Manson G & Worden K (2012) Identification of hysteretic systems using self-adaptive optimisation. PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING (ISMA2012) / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNCERTAINTY IN STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (USD2012) (pp 2491-2501)
  • Worden K, Manson G & Cross EJ (2012) Higher-order frequency response functions from Gaussian Process NARX models. PROCEEDINGS OF INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING (ISMA2012) / INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON UNCERTAINTY IN STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS (USD2012) (pp 2575-2589)
  • Manson G, Worden K, Wood M & IOP (2012) Analysis of Reciprocity Breakdown in Nonlinear Systems. MODERN PRACTICE IN STRESS AND VIBRATION ANALYSIS 2012 (MPSVA 2012), Vol. 382
  • Antoniadou I, Manson G, Staszewski WJ & Worden K (2012) Damage detection in gearboxes considering intermittent faults and time-varying loads. Key Engineering Materials, Vol. 518 (pp 76-86)
  • Antoniadou I, Manson G, Dervilis N, Staszewski WJ & Worden K (2012) On damage detection in wind turbine gearboxes using outlier analysis. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 8343
  • Barthorpe RJ & Worden K (2011) Multiple-site damage location using single-site training data. IMAC-XXIX: Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics. Jacksonville, FL
  • Barthorpe RJ, Manson G & Worden K (2011) Classification of Multi-Site Damage using Support Vector Machines. 9th International Conference on Damage Assessment of Structures. Oxford, UK
  • Worden K & Manson G (2011) On the identification of hysteretic systems, part I: An extended evolutionary scheme. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, Vol. 2 (pp 67-75)
  • Pavlopoulou S, Staszewski WJ, Soutis C & Manson G (2011) Analysis of instantaneous characteristics of guided ultrasonic waves in metallic structures with aluminium repair patches. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 7984
  • Papatheou E, Manson G, Barthorpe RJ & Worden K (2010) Damage location using added masses in a Piper Tomahawk aircraft wing. Proceedings of ISMA 2010: International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering. Leuven, Belgium
  • Kapoor H, Boller C, Worden K, Manson G & Lugo A (2009) Prospective applications for SHM on commercial aircraft. Structural Health Monitoring 2009: From System Integration to Autonomous Systems - Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2009, Vol. 1 (pp 223-230)
  • Stolze F, Staszewski WJ, Manson G & Worden K (2009) An investigation into the Instantaneous Phase of Guided Ultrasonic Waves in a multi-riveted strap joint aluminum panel. Structural Health Monitoring 2009: From System Integration to Autonomous Systems - Proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Structural Health Monitoring, IWSHM 2009, Vol. 2 (pp 2290-2298)
  • Manson G & Barthorpe RJ (2009) Selecting Features for Damage Identification without Damaging the Structure. IWSHM2009, 7th International Workshop on Structural Engineering Dynamics. Stanford, CA
  • Barthorpe RJ, Worden K & Manson G (2009) Finite Element Model-based Feature Generation for Structural Health Monitoring. IMAC-XXVII: Conference & Exposition on Structural Dynamics. Orlando, FL
  • Manson G & Worden K (2009) Volterra methods for constructing structural dynamic observables for nonlinear systems: An extended calculation. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 181(1)
  • Stolze F, Staszewski WJ, Manson G & Worden K (2009) Fatigue crack detection in a multi-riveted strap joint aluminium panel. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 7295
  • Chetwynd D, Manson G & Worden K (2008) Uncertain models of bifurcating chaotic systems. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Papatheou E, Manson G & Worden K (2008) Training damage classifiers in the absence of damage data. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Deraemaeker A, De Roeck G, Reynders E, Worden K, Manson G, Kullaa J, Lämsä V & Ostachowicz W (2008) Smart sensing for structural health monitoring (S3HM). Proceedings of the World Forum on Smart Materials and Smart Structures Technology, SMSST'07 (pp 156)
  • Becker W, Rowson J, Oakley J, Yoxall A, Manson G & Worden K (2008) Bayesian Sensitivity Analysis of a Large Nonlinear Model. PROCEEDINGS OF ISMA 2008: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING, VOLS. 1-8 (pp 3723-3736) View this article in WRRO
  • Papatheou E, Barthorpe R, Worden K & Manson G (2008) Fault induction using added masses for structural damage identification. PROCEEDINGS OF ISMA 2008: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING, VOLS. 1-8 (pp 3333-3344)
  • Sims ND, Manson G & Mann B (2008) Fuzzy stability analysis of milling processes. PROCEEDINGS OF ISMA 2008: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING, VOLS. 1-8 (pp 2993-3005)
  • Papatheou E, Manson G, Worden K & Barthorpe R (2008) The Use of Pseudo-Faults for SHM Feature Selection and Pattern Recognition. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING 2008 (pp 1104-1112)
  • Deering S, Manson G, Worden K, Allen DW, Farrar CR & Lombardo JS (2008) Syndromic Surveillance as a Paradigm for SHM Data Fusion. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING 2008 (pp 998-1014)
  • Barthorpe RJ, Worden K & Manson G (2008) An Investigation into the Necessary Model Fidelity for SHM Feature Selection. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING 2008 (pp 980-989)
  • Stolze F, Staszewski WJ, Manson G & Worden K (2008) Fatigue Crack Detection in Aircraft Riveted Panels using Frequency/Phase Analysis of Lamb Waves. PROCEEDINGS OF THE FOURTH EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONITORING 2008 (pp 766-775)
  • Papatheou E, Manson G & Worden K (2007) Genetic optimisation of a damage locator II. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Manson G, Pierce SG, Worden K & Sims ND (2007) Optimisation of Neural Network Weights for Robustness to Data Uncertainty. IMAC-XXV Conference and Exposition on Structural Dynamics. Orlando, Florida
  • Worden K, Manson G & Surace C (2007) Aspects of novelty detection. Damage Assessment of Structures VII, Vol. 347 (pp 3-16)
  • Kirk B, Carré M, Haake S & Manson G (2006) Modelling traction of studded footwear on sports surfaces using neural networks, Vol. 3 (pp 403-408)
  • McHutchon M, Manson G & Carré M (2006) A fresh approach to sports equipment design: Evolving hockey sticks using genetic algorithms, Vol. 3 (pp 81-86)
  • Manson G, Chetwynd D & Worden K (2006) Extending the prediction horizon of uncertain-weighted regression models. Proceedings of ISMA2006: International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, Vols 1-8 (pp 1963-1974)
  • Manson G & Worden K (2006) Feature selection for a neural network damage diagnostic using a genetic algorithm. Proceedings of the Third European Workshop Structural Health Monitoring 2006 (pp 683-690)
  • Manson G (2005) Calculating frequency response functions for uncertain systems using complex affine analysis. JOURNAL OF SOUND AND VIBRATION, Vol. 288(3) (pp 487-521)
  • Chetwynd D, Worden K & Manson G (2005) On replacing a nonlinear system with an uncertain linear model: Part I - The time domain. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series
  • Chetwynd D, Worden K & Manson G (2005) An application of interval-valued neural networks to a regression problem. Proceedings of ISMA 2004: International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, Vols 1-8 (pp 2091-2100)
  • Manson G, Lee BC & Staszewski WJ (2005) Eliminating environmental effects from Lamb wave-based structural health monitoring. Proceedings of ISMA 2004: International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, Vols 1-8 (pp 471-484)
  • Manson G, Pierce SG, Worden K & Chetwynd D (2005) Classification using linear models with uncertain weights. Structural Dynamics - EURODYN 2005, Vols 1-3 (pp 969-974)
  • Pierce SG, Worden K, Manson G & Chetwynd D (2005) Uncertainty propagation through radial basis function networks. Part II: Classification networks. Structural Dynamics - EURODYN 2005, Vols 1-3 (pp 929-934)
  • Chetwynd D, Worden K, Manson G & Pierce SG (2005) Uncertainty propagation through radial basis function networks. Part I: Regression networks. Structural Dynamics - EURODYN 2005, Vols 1-3 (pp 923-928)
  • Pierce SG, Worden K & Manson G (2005) Considerations for practical neural network application to a damage detection problem. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES VI, Vol. 293-294 (pp 151-158)
  • Manson G, Pierce SG, Worden K & Chetwynd D (2005) Classification using radial basis function networks with uncertain weights. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES VI, Vol. 293-294 (pp 135-142)
  • Lee BC, Manson G & Staszewski WJ (2003) Environmental effects on lamb wave responses from piezoceramic sensors. MODERN PRACTICE IN STRESS AND VIBRATION ANALYSIS, Vol. 440-4 (pp 195-202)
  • Manson G & Worden K (2003) Frequency response functions for uncertain nonlinear systems. MODERN PRACTICE IN STRESS AND VIBRATION ANALYSIS, Vol. 440-4 (pp 37-44)
  • Scarpa F, Manson G & Ruzzene M (2003) Novelty detection technique with SLV for identification of core properties in honeycombs and cellular solids. NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION AND HEALTH MONITORING OF AEROSPACE MATERIALS AND COMPOSITES II, Vol. 5046 (pp 191-199)
  • Manson G, Lee BC, Thursby G, Worden K, Dong F & Culshaw B (2003) DAMASCOS damage location demonstrator for structural health monitoring. EUROPEAN WORKSHOP ON SMART STRUCTURES IN ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, Vol. 4763 (pp 141-148)
  • Manson G, Remillat C & Worden K (2001) Damage localisation in a plate structure using novelty indices. NOISE AND VIBRATION ENGINEERING, VOLS 1 - 3, PROCEEDINGS (pp 201-207)
  • Manson G & Worden K (2001) Lamb-wave sensor optimisation using differential evolution. SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIALS 2001: MODELING, SIGNAL PROCESSING, AND CONTROL IN SMART STRUCTURES, Vol. 4326 (pp 570-580)
  • Manson G, Pierce SG & Worden K (2001) On the long-term stability of normal condition for damage detection in a composite panel. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES, Vol. 204-2 (pp 359-369)
  • Worden K, Manson G & Allman DJ (2001) An experimental appraisal of the strain energy damage location method. DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES, Vol. 204-2 (pp 35-46)
  • Manson G & Worden K (2001) Sensor optimisation for a damage location problem. PROCEEDINGS OF IMAC-XIX: A CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS, VOLS 1 AND 2, Vol. 4359 (pp 1226-1233)
  • Manson G, Worden K & Allman DJ (2001) Experimental validation of a health monitoring method. PROCEEDINGS OF IMAC-XIX: A CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS, VOLS 1 AND 2, Vol. 4359 (pp 221-230)
  • Pierce SG, Culshaw B, Manson G, Worden K & Staszewski WJ (2000) Application of ultrasonic Lamb wave techniques to the evaluation of advanced composite structures. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 3986 (pp 93-103)
  • Manson G, Remillat C & Worden K (2000) Damage localisation in a plate structure using novelty indices. Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, ISMA (pp 223-229)
  • Worden K & Manson G (2000) Spectral response of a nonlinear system. Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Vol. 4062
  • Worden K, Manson G & Remillat C (2000) Damage localisation using novelty indices. STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS: RECENT ADVANCES, VOLS 1 & 2, PROCEEDINGS (pp 965-977)
  • Manson G, Pierce G, Worden K, Monnier T, Guy P & Atherton K (2000) Long-term stability of normal condition data for novelty detection. SMART STRUCTURES AND MATERIAL 2000: SMART STRUCTURES AND INTEGRATED SYSTEMS, Vol. 3985 (pp 323-334)
  • Worden K & Manson G (2000) Spectral response of a nonlinear system. IMAC-XVIII: A CONFERENCE ON STRUCTURAL DYNAMICS, VOLS 1 AND 2, PROCEEDINGS, Vol. 4062 (pp 1710-1716)
  • Worden K, Manson G, Wardle R, Staszewski W & Allman D (1999) Experimental validation of two structural health monitoring methods. STRUCTURAL HEALTH MONTORING 2000 (pp 784-799)
  • Manson G, Worden K, Martin A & Tunnicliffe DL (1999) Visualisation and dimension reduction of acoustic emission data for damage detection. DAMAS 99: DAMAGE ASSESSMENT OF STRUCTURES, Vol. 167-1 (pp 64-75)
  • Worden K & Manson G (1999) Visualisation and dimension reduction of high-dimensional data for damage detection. IMAC - PROCEEDINGS OF THE 17TH INTERNATIONAL MODAL ANALYSIS CONFERENCE, VOLS I AND II, Vol. 3727 (pp 1576-1585)
  • Worden K, Manson G, Fieller NRJ & Curtis S (1998) Damage detection using multivariate statistics. Part I: Outlier analysis. Proceedings of the 23rd International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, ISMA (pp 189-195)
  • Chen Q, Manson G & Worden K (1997) Higher-order FRFs for multi-input nonlinear systems: A case study. NEW ADVANCES IN MODAL SYNTHESIS OF LARGE STRUCTURES (pp 549-561)
  • Worden K & Manson G (1997) Random vibration analysis of a nonlinear system using the Volterra series. PROCEEDINGS OF THE 15TH INTERNATIONAL MODAL ANALYSIS CONFERENCE - IMAC, VOLS I AND II, Vol. 3089 (pp 1003-1011)
  • MANSON G, WORDEN K & TOMLINSON GR (1994) PSEUDO-FAULT INDUCTION AND HARMONIC SUPPRESSION IN ENGINEERING STRUCTURES. SMART SENSING, PROCESSING, AND INSTRUMENTATION, Vol. 2191 (pp 499-510)
  • Manson G, Worden K & Tomlinson GR (1993) Pseudo-fault induction in engineering structures. American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Aerospace Division (Publication) AD, Vol. 35 (pp 449-455)