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Professor David E. Newland



  1. An Introduction to Random Vibrations and Spectral Analysis, Longman, London, 285 pages, 1975. Paperback edition 1976. Also published in Spanish by Editorial AC, Madrid, 1983 and in Chinese by the National Publishing Corporation, Peking, 1978. Second (enlarged) edition, Longman, Harlow and Wiley, New York, 377 pages, 1984. Japanese edition by Omsha Ltd, Tokyo, 1991. Third (further enlarged edition), retitled Random Vibrations, Spectral and Wavelet Analysis, 478 pages, Longman, Harlow and Wiley, New York, 1993. From 2005 published by Dover Publications Inc, New York. The wavelet programs in the book may be found here.
  2. Mechanical Vibration Analysis and Computation, Longman, Harlow and Wiley, New York, 583 pages, 1989. From 2006 published by Dover Publications Inc, New York. Japanese edition by Omsha Ltd, Tokyo, 1992. 

Papers, book chapters etc:

  1. Mechanical Vibration: R.E.D. Bishop's contribution to the JMES, J. Mechanical Engineering Science, Proc. IMechE, Part C, 223, 1-6, 2009.
  2. Professor William Austyn Mair - An Appreciation, Downing College, Cambridge (to be published), 2008.
  3. Wavelet Analysis of Vibration Signals, Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control, Ch. 49, 579-591, Wiley, New York, 2007.
  4. Random Vibration, Handbook of Noise and Vibration Control, Ch. 13, 205-211, Wiley, New York 2007.
  5. Audibility of tower bells - further experiments and calculations, Proc. 13th Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, Paper 292, Vienna, 2006.
  6. A brief history of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration (IIAV) (with Malcolm Crocker), Int. Journal of Acoustics and Vibration, Vol. 10, No. 4, 155-158, 2005.
  7. Audibility of tower bells in change ringing, Proc. 12th Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, Paper 886, Lisbon, 2005.
  8. Social responsibility and engineering innovation, Chapter 12 of Engineering Design, Theory and Practice, Proc. of a Symposium in honour of Ken Wallace, Engineering Design Centre, Cambridge University, ISBN 0-9545243-1-4, 116-125, 2005.
  9. Pedestrian excitation of bridges,Proc. Institution of Mechanical Engineers Vol. 218, Part C: J. Mechanical Engineering Science, 477-492, 2004.
  10. Turning new ideas into useful things, in TechnologyMaster or Servant, 17th “Christ and the Cosmos” Publication, 33-39, 2003.  (ISBN 0953036073).
  11. Pedestrian excitation of bridges - recent results, Proc. 10th Int. Conf. on Sound and Vibration, Stockholm, July 2003 (on CD published by the Int. Institute of Acoustics and Vibration).
  12. University culture and contribution: lessons from the Cambridge-MIT Institute. Presented to the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, 2002 Symposium, Owning Innovation, Sydney, November 2002.
  13. Could the World Trade Center have been modified to prevent its collapse? (with D. Cebon), J. Engineering Mechanics, Trans. ASCE, Vol. 128, No. 7, 795-800, July 2002. Available here
  14. Vibration of the London Millenium Footbridge: cause and cure, Int. J. of Acoustics and Vibration, 8, 1, 9-14, 2003.  Also in Proc. 9th Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, Orlando, Florida, USA, July 2002, Part 1, Paper 519 and  Part 2, Paper 614  (on CD-ROM).
  15. Vibration: problem and solution, Chapter in the book Blade of Light, the story of London's Millennium Bridge, Deyan Sudjic (ed), Penguin Books, London, 88-93, 2001 (ISBN 0-140290-37-0).
  16. Computation of the time-varying cross-spectra by harmonic wavelets, Paper DETC2001/VIB-21001, Proc. 2001 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, 18th  Biennial Conf. on Vibration and Noise, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2001, Book of abstracts, page 365; full paper on CD-ROM ISBN 0-7918 3531-6.
  17. 125 Years of Cambridge Engineering, CAMBRIDGE, the Magazine of the Cambridge Society, 2001, 47, 11-18.
  18. Application of wavelet theory in the analysis of earthquake motions recorded during the Kocaeli earthquake, Turkey, 1999, (with B. Teymur and S.P.G. Madabhushhi), Proc. 4th Int. Conf. on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Mechanics, San Diego, California, 2001.
  19. Application of time-frequency analysis to transient data from centrifuge earthquake testing (with G.D. Butler), Shock and Vibration, 7, 195-202, 2000.  (Revised version of SAVIAC Conference paper, 1998).
  20. Computation of time-varying cross-spectra, Proc. 7th Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, Paper 060, 3447-3454 (on CD-ROM published by Kramer Technology Publishing, Munich), 2000.
  21. Collaborating with MIT: How we compare, Ingenia, Quarterly of the Royal Academy of Engineering, issue 6, 68-71, 2000. Published previously as a Discussion Paper about the collaboration agreement between MIT and Cambridge University, Reflections on a week's visit to MIT, March 2000, Cambridge University Engineering Department, April 2000.
  22. Priorities for engineering education, Paper presented to MIT's New Millennium Colloquium on the Future of Civil and Environmental Education, MIT, 20-21 March 2000. Look here for a video recording of this colloquium.
  23. Time-varying cross-spectra by harmonic wavelets for soil motion with damage (with G.D. Butler), Paper DETC99/VIB-8130, Proc. 1999 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, 17th Biennial Conf. on Vibration and Noise, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 1999. Book of Abstracts, page 726; full paper on CD-ROM ISBN 079181967-1.
  24. Time-frequency analysis of transient vibration data from earthquake centrifuge testing (with G.D. Butler), Proc. 6th Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, Copenhagen, Denmark, 4, 1879-1886, 1999.  (Published by the Technical University of  Denmark, ISBN 87-987457-3-5).
  25. Harmonic wavelets in vibrations and acoustics, Proc. Royal Society Discussion Meeting, London, February 1999, published in Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A, 357, 2607-2625, 1999. Reprinted in the book Wavelets: the key to intermittent information?, B.W. Silverman and J.C. Vassilicos (eds), Oxford University Press, chapter 13, 2000.
  26. Ridge and phase identification in the frequency analysis of transient signals, ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics, 121, 149-155, 1999.
  27. Application of time-frequency analysis to strong motion data with damage (with G.D. Butler), 69th Shock and Vibration Symposium of the US Government’s Shock and Vibration Information Analysis Center (SAVIAC), Session HB1, Minneapolis, 1998 (publication in the Journal of Shock and Vibration forthcoming).
  28. Time-frequency and time-scale signal analysis by harmonic wavelets. Chapter 1 of the book Signal Analysis and Prediction, A. Procházka, J. Uhlír, P.J.W. Rayner and N.G. Kingsbury (eds.), Birkhäuser, Boston, 1998.
  29. Application of harmonic wavelets to time-frequency mapping. Specialist Keynote Paper, Proc. 5th Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, 4, 2043-2054 (Paper No 260, CD-ROM ISBN 1 876346 06 X), University of Adelaide, Australia, 1997.
  30. Practical signal analysis: do wavelets make any difference? Keynote Paper, Proc. 1997 ASME Design Engineering Technical Conferences, 16th Biennial Conf. on Vibration and Noise, Paper DETC97/VIB-4135 (CD-ROM ISBN 0 7918 1243 X), Sacramento, California, 1997.
  31. A study of mechanical configuration optimisation in micro-systems (with S.C. Burgess, D.F. Moore and H.L. Klaubert), Research in Engineering Design, 9, 46-60, 1997
  32. Time-frequency and time-scale signal analysis, Proc. ECSAP-97, European Conf. on Signal Analysis and Prediction, Prague, ICT Press, 53-59, 1997.
  33. Random Vibration, Chapter 66 of Encyclopedia of Acoustics, Volume 2, Part VI, pages 765-784, Wiley, New York, 1997
  34. Time-frequency analysis by harmonic wavelets and by the short-time Fourier Transform, Proc. 4th Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, St. Petersburg, Russia (published by Int. Science Publications, AL, USA), 3, 1975-1982, 1996.  Edited version published as Wavelet Analysis of Vibration Signals, Part 2 in Int. J. Acoustics and Vib., 2, 21-27, 1997.
  35. The effect of variable foundation properties on railway-track vibration (with H.E.M. Hunt), Proc. 4th Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, St. Petersburg, Russia (Int. Science Publications, Al, USA), 2, 1065-1072, 1996.
  36. Progress in the application of wavelet theory to vibration analysis, Proc. ASME's 15th Biennial Conf. on Mech. Vibration and Noise, ASME, DE-84-1, Vol. 3, Part A, 1313-1322, 1995.
  37. Signal analysis by the wavelet method: Part 1: Theory, Part 2: Applications.  Proc. Lecture Series 1995-01, Measurement Techniques, von Karman Institute for Fluid Dynamics, Rhode-St-Genèse, Belgium, ISSN 0377-8312, 1995.
  38. Wavelet analysis of vibration, Part I:  Theory, ASME J. Vib. Acoustics, 116, 409-416, 1994.
  39. Wavelet analysis of vibration, Part II: Wavelet Maps, ASME J. Vib. Acoustics, 116, 417-425, 1994.
  40. Acoustic micromachines, Nature, 370, 21-22, 1994.
  41. Wavelet theory and applications, Proc. 3rd Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, Montreal, Canada (Int. Science Publications, AL, USA), 695-713, 1994.  Edited version republished as Wavelet Analysis of Vibration Signals, Part 1 in Int. J. Acoustics and Vib., 1, 11-16, 1997. 
  42. Harmonic and musical wavelets, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A, 444, 605-620, 1994.
  43. Some properties of discrete wavelet maps, Probabilistic Engineering Mechanics, 9, 59-69 (Special issue in honour of T.K. Caughey), 1994.
  44. Efficient computer simulation of moving granular particles (with C. Hogue), Powder Technology, 78, 51-66, 1994.
  45. Harmonic wavelet analysis, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A, 443, 203-225, 1993.
  46. Efficient computer modelling of the motion of arbitrary grains (with C. Hogue), Proc. 2nd Int. Conf. on the Micromechanics of Granular Media, Aston University, Birmingham, 1993, pp 413-419, published as Powders & Grains 93, C. Thornton, ed., Balkema, Rotterdam, 1993.  
  47. Wavelet analysis of vibration, Proc. ASME Structural Dynamics and Vibration Symposium, Houston, ASME PD-Vol. 52, 1-12, 1993.
  48. Learning from disasters – the engineers' new code, Professional Engineering, 5, No. 9, 12-13, 1992.
  49. Heavy vehicle weights and dimensions: technical issues – the way forward, Proc. 3rd Int. Symp. on Heavy Vehicle Weights and Dimensions, Cambridge, published as Heavy vehicles and roads – technology, safety and policy, D. Cebon and C.G.B. Mitchell, eds., Thomas Telford, London, 442-447, 1992.
  50. Isolating buildings from vibration, Proc. 2nd Int. Congress on Sound and Vibration, Auburn, USA (Int. Science Publications, AL, USA), 779-786, 1992.
  51. Computer simulation of ballistic separation (with C. Hogue), Proc. Int. Conf. on Bulk Materials Handling, London, Proc. IMechE, 1991-12, 217-224, 1991.
  52. Isolation of buildings from ground vibration: a review of recent progress (with H.E.M. Hunt), J. Mech. Engng Sci., Proc. IMechE,  205, Part C, 39-52, 1991.  This paper received the Institution’s T. Bernard Hall Prize for 1991.
  53. Calcuation of vibration in structures (with A. Bhaskar), Proc. Inst. Acoustics, 12, Part 7, 11-21, 1990.
  54. Roads to Ruin, New Scientist, 128, No. 1747, 37-44, 1990.
  55. Vehicle generated vibrations in roads and their surroundings (with D. Cebon), Proc. Inst. Acoustics, 10, Part 2, 469-476, 1988. 
  56. On the modal analysis of non-conservative linear systems, J. Sound Vib., 112, 69-97, 1987.
  57. General linear theory of vehicle response to random road roughness, Chapter 18, pp 303-326, of the book Random Vibration – Status and Recent Developments (Festschrift in honour of S.H. Crandall), I. Elishakoff and R.H. Lyon, eds., Elsevier, Amsterdam, 1986. 
  58. The effect of a footprint on perceived surface roughness, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A, 405, 303-327, 1986.
  59. Calculation of the effect of a resilient seating on the vibration characteristics of slender structures, Engng Structures, 6, 307-314, 1984.
  60. Factors in the design of resilient seatings for steel chimneys and masts, J. Soc. Envir. Engrs, 23, 3-9, 1984.
  61. The aritificial generation of road surface topography by the inverse FFT method (with D. Cebon), Proc. 8th IAVSD-IUTAM Symp. on the dynamics of vehicles on roads and tracks, Cambridge, MA, 1983, 29-42, Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, 1984.  
  62. On the time-dependent spin creep of a railway wheel, J. Mech. Engng Sci., 24, 55-64, 1982.
  63. Environmental engineering with resilient materials, J. Soc. Envir. Engrs, 21, 3-10, 1982.
  64. The roll stability of frame-steered two-axle vehicles during steady corneringT, Proc. 7th IAVSD-IUTAM Symp. on the dynamics of vehicles on roads and tracks, Cambridge, 1981, 252-266, Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, 1982.
  65. Selecting machinery mounting materials to minimize vibration transmission, Noise and Vib. Control Worldwide, 12, 278-281, 1981.
  66. Discussion on 'Damping of torsional vibration in a propulsion system haveing a fluid drive', Trans. Instn Marine Engrs (TM ), 91, 119-121, 1979.
  67. Engineering applications of resilient materials (with A.D. Liquorish).  Chapter 12, pp 189-218, of the book Elastomers: Criteria for Engineering Design, C. Hepburn and R.J.W. Reynolds, eds., Applied Science, London, 1979.
  68. Noise in elevated structures; vibration propagation; vibration isolation techniques, Proc. Workshop on Railway and Tracked Transit System Noise, Derby, 1976: Rapporteur's Report, Session 6, in J. Sound Vib., 51, 449-450, 1977.
  69. Impact testing resilient materials (with G.C. McCreesh), J. Soc. Envir. Engrs, 15, 11-15, 1976.
  70. Buckling and rupture of the double bellows expansion joint assembly at Flixborough, Proc. R. Soc. Lond. A ,351, 525-549, 1976.
  71. Flixborough explosion – Mechanical engineering provides the key (with Sir Frederick Warner), Chart. Mech. Engr., 22, 76-81, 1975.
  72. Report on an investigation of possible causes of failure of the 20 inch by-pass pipe assembly at Flixborough, December 1974 and Supplement, January 1975. Report given in evidence to the Public Inquiry and published by the Court of Inquiry (The Flixborough Disaster, Report of the Court of Inquiry, HMSO, London, 1975).
  73. Suspension and structure – some fundamental design considerations for railway vehicles (with R.J. Cassidy), Rly Engng (Proc. IMechE, Railway Div.), 4, 4-34, 1975.  This paper received the Charles S. Lake Award of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for the session 1974-75.
  74. Testing resilient building materials (with A.D. Liquorish), Noise Control and Vib. Reduction, 5, 151-155, 1974.
  75. Deflection equation for the buckling of an elastic column subjected to surface pressure, J. Mech. Engng Sci., 15, 73-75, 1973.
  76. Whirling of a cantilever elastic shaft subjected to external pressure, J. Mech. Engng Sci., 14, 11-18, 1972.
  77. Methods of dynamically testing rubber building materials under high static pressure, Proc. Soc. Envir. Engrs Symp. on Dynamic Testing, London 1971.
  78. Fundamental design consideration for flexible multi-wheeled railway vehicles (with R.J. Cassidy), Proc. ASME Joint Transportation Engng Conf., Chicago, ASME Paper 70-Tran-32, 1970.
  79. Instability of an elastically supported beam under a travelling inertia load, J. Mech. Engng Sci., 12, 373-374, 1970.
  80. Steering a flexible railway truck on curved track, J. Engng Ind. (Trans. ASME, Series B), 91, 908-918, 1969.  Reprinted in the book Anthology of rail vehicle dynamics, S.G. Guins and C.E. Tack, eds., vol. II, 219-226, ASME, New York, 1972.
  81. Steering characteristics of bogies, Rly Gazette, 124, 745-750, 1968.
  82. Power flow between a class of coupled oscillators, J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 43, 553-559, 1968.
  83. Innovations in mechanical engineering, Text of inaugural lecture at the University of Sheffield, published by the University, 1967.
  84. Calculation of power flow between coupled oscillators, J. Sound Vib., 3, 262-274, 1966.
  85. Comment on 'Vibrational-energy exchange in a three-element structure', J. Acoust. Soc. Am., 39, 755, 1966.
  86. Energy sharing in the random vibration of non-linearly coupled modes, J. Instn Maths Applics, 1, 199-207, 1965.
  87. Energy transfer between two linearly-coupled modes, Proc. 5th Int. Conf. on Acoustics, Liège, Belgium, Paper K38, 1965.
  88. Nonlinear problems of centrifugal pendulum vibration absorbers, Proc. Int. Conf. on Mechanisms and Machines, Varna, Bulgaria, Vol. I, 39-62, 1965.
  89. On the methods of Galerkin, Ritz and Krylov-Bogoliubov in the theory of nonlinear vibrations, Int. J. Mech. Sci., 7, 159-172, 1965.
  90. Whirling speeds of flexibly mounted rotors, The Engineer, London, 218, 1039-1041, 1964.
  91. On the stability of rotation of a rotor with rotationally unsymmetric inertia and stiffness properties, J. Appl. Mech., Trans. ASME, Series E, 31, 723-724, 1964.
  92. Buckling of double bellows expansion joints under internal pressure, J. Mech. Engng Sci., 6, 270-277, 1964.
  93. Feasibility of shock isolating a large structure (with J.P. Den Hartog and John F. Flory), USAF Technical Documentary Report No. AFWL TDR-64-20, published by the US Air Force Weapons Laboratory, New Mexico, 1964.
  94. Nonlinear aspects of the performance of centrifugal pendulum vibration absorbers, J. Engng Ind., Trans. ASME, Series B, 86, 257-263, 1964.
  95. The buckling of coil springs, Letter to the Chart. Mech. Engr, 10, 626, 1963.
  96. Nonlinear vibrations: a comparative study with applications to centrifugal pendulum vibration absorbers, Sc.D. thesis, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 1963.
  97. The training of graduate engineers in industry, Technology, 5, 266, 1961.
  98. The stability of a towed flexible tube (with W.R. Hawthorne and P. Swinnerton-Dyer, Dracone Development Limited, Report No. 7, 1957.
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