Professor Aleksandar Pavic holds the Chair in Vibration Engineering and leads the Vibration Engineering Section in the Engineering discipline. The research group transferred to Exeter in May 2013, after 20 years at the University of Sheffield. His particular expertise is in vibration serviceability of slender civil engineering structures, such as long-span floors, footbridges and grandstands, which are occupied and dynamically excited by humans. He believes that the best laboratory is full-scale, real world with plenty of unique prototypes of large civil engineering structures.
He made his academic career by modelling, testing and monitoring full-scale (foot) bridges, floors, grandstands, staircases, long and tall structures, and learning how these structures behave in the real world. He is a trained bridge engineer and has keen interests in bridge monitoring and ‘Big Data’ approaches to their management.
Professor Pavic is the leader of Work Package 1. Environment Modelling
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