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Dr Hillis is a Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control. He has research interests in the areas of Dynamics and Control and Structural Health Monitoring.

Dr Hillis obtained Masters and PhD degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bristol in 2001 and 2005 respectively. He has previously worked for Engineering Consultancies 42 Technology and Atkins Oil & Gas. Dr Hillis joined the University of Bath as a lecturer in 2007. He is a member of the Centre for Power Transmission and Motion Control, and has research interests in the areas of Dynamics and Control and Structural Health Monitoring.

Research

Andy's current research interests include:

  • Adaptive control systems
  • Vibration-based structural health monitoring
  • Active noise and vibration control.

Some past and present research projects which Dr Hillis has been involved with include:

  • Development of active engine mounts for vibration cancellation in cars
  • The bicoherence method for damage detection in structures and machines
  • Efficient fluid power systems
  • Active control of pressure ripple in fluid power systems
  • Development of active suspension systems for aircraft.

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Projects 2010 2018

Predictability bounded control of the Mocean WEC

Hillis, A., Johnston, D., Plummer, A. & Sell, N.

1/11/1731/01/18

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Adeptive Control of the WaveSun WEC using a Romax Electromechanical PTO

Hillis, A., Johnston, D., Plummer, A. & Sell, N.

1/11/1731/01/18

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

The Multi-Float WaveSub Waver Energy Converter

Hillis, A. & Plummer, A.

1/10/1630/09/17

Project: Research council

Takeoff
Costs
Damping
Carbon
Testing

CCell Mark 3- Novel Wave Energy Converter

Hillis, A.

1/02/1630/04/17

Project: Central government, health and local authorities

Takeoff
Intelligent control
Costs
Control systems
Degradation

Research Output 2003 2018

2 Citations (Scopus)

Amplitude-cyclic frequency decomposition of vibration signals for bearing fault diagnosis based on phase editing

Barbini, L., Eltabach, M., Hillis, A. J. & du Bois, J. L., 15 Mar 2018, In : Mechanical Systems and Signal Processing. 103, p. 76-88 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bearings (structural)
Failure analysis
Decomposition
Aircraft engines
Machine components

An Active Seat Controller with Vehicle Suspension Feedforward and Feedback States: An Experimental Study

Alfadhli, A. E. H. E., Darling, J. & Hillis, A. J., 11 Apr 2018, In : Applied Sciences. 8, 4, p. 1-23 23 p., 603.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Vehicle suspensions
Seats
State feedback
seats
controllers
Open Access
wave energy
asymmetry
Controllers
Water waves
Buoyancy

Development and Optimisation of an Adaptive Safety Monitor

Akehurst, S., Hillis, A. & Botes, F., 3 Apr 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Powertrains
Fault detection
Monitoring
Availability
Calibration

Power systems

Plummer, A. R., Hillis, A. J. & Perez-Collazo, C., 23 Mar 2018, Wave and Tidal Energy. Wiley, p. 191-232 42 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Thesis

Active Control of Pressure Pulsation in a Switched Inertance Hydraulic System

Author: Pan, M., 30 Apr 2012

Supervisor: Johnston, D. (Supervisor) & Hillis, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Active Seat Suspensions for Automotive Applications

Author: Alfadhli, A., 1 Jan 2018

Supervisor: Darling, J. (Supervisor) & Hillis, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Adaptive control of an active seat for occupant vibration reduction

Author: Gan, Z., 29 May 2015

Supervisor: Hillis, A. (Supervisor) & Darling, J. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Control of a Fast Switching Valve for Digital Hydraulics

Author: Sell, N., 8 Jun 2015

Supervisor: Johnston, D. (Supervisor), Plummer, A. (Supervisor) & Hillis, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Design and Control of Hydraulic Power Take-Offs for Wave Energy Converters

Author: Cargo, C., 31 Dec 2013

Supervisor: Plummer, A. (Supervisor) & Hillis, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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