The 2013 Annual Prosig Prize for Engineering at Portsmouth University has been awarded to Peter Thompson for his project “Vibration Analysis of Aircraft Structures (Airframe)”. Peter completed his study at the School of Engineering this year. His project was supervised by Dr Andrew Little. Peter’s project poster is shown below (click for a larger view).
The aim of the project was to investigate the theoretical and practical vibration performance of models of helicopter tail cones. To achieve this Peter created scale models of the tail cone and performed hammer impact tests on them. He then compared this to modelled data of the same component.
The assessment team from Prosig was particularly impressed with how Peter had handled the problems and challenges of the work. It was obvious that a great deal of consideration had gone into the conclusions made from the testing and simulation.
Prosig would like to congratulate Peter on his work and wish him every success in his future career.