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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.
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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- 11 Finished
2/06/20 → 20/07/20
Project: Research-related funding
1/10/16 → 30/09/17
Project: Research council
Hillis, A. J., Courtney, C. R. P. & Brask, A., 9 Sep 2021, In: Proceedings of the European Wave and Tidal Energy Conference. p. 1968-1-1968-6 6 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Conference article › peer-review
Wave energy converter platform stabilisation and mooring load reduction through power take-off controlHillis, A. J., Courtney, C. R. P. & Brask, A., 26 Oct 2021, In: IET Renewable Power Generation. 15, 14, p. 3243-3254 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Hillis, A., Whitlam, C., Brask, A., Chapman, J. & Plummer, A., 31 Oct 2020, In: Renewable Energy. 159, p. 1177-1187 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile6 Citations (SciVal)36 Downloads (Pure)
Computational modelling and experimental tank testing of the multi float WaveSub under regular wave forcingFaraggiana, E., Whitlam, C., Chapman, J., Hillis, A., Roesner, J., Hann, M., Greaves, D., Yu, Y-H., Ruehl, K., Masters, I., Foster, G. & Stockman, G., 30 Jun 2020, In: Renewable Energy. 152, p. 892-909 28 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile11 Citations (SciVal)32 Downloads (Pure)
Model predictive control of a multi-degree-of-freedom wave energy converter with model mismatch and prediction errorsHillis, A., Plummer, A. & Brask, A., 15 Sep 2020, In: Ocean Engineering. 212, 107724.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Citations (SciVal)23 Downloads (Pure)