Kirsty Kuo (née Newton)


Research Associate

  • Working on The SPICE project
  • Based at the Department of Engineering, Cambridge University
  • Post-doctoral Research Associate at Hughes Hall
  • Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council
  • John Monash Scholar 2007

    Research Interests

  • Climate engineering
  • Feasibility of new technologies
  • Structural dynamics
  • Vibration from underground railways
  • Pile-soil-pile interaction
  • Applications of periodic structure theory
  • Machine tool vibration
  • Engineering ethics & governance

    Previous Education

  • PhD, Engineering University of Cambridge, 2010
  • B.Eng. (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, University of Western Australia, 2007
  • B.Sc., Chemistry, University of Western Australia, 2007
  • A.Mus.A, Double Bass, Australian Music Examinations Board, 2006

    Research Group Affiliation

    Dynamics and Vibration

    Journal Papers & Articles

  • Kuo, K.A. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'An efficient model for the dynamic behaviour of a single pile in viscoelastic soil', Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2013.
  • Kuo, K.A. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'The vibrations of bubbles and balloons', Acoustics Australia, 40(3):183-187, 2012.
  • Jones, S., Kuo, K.A., Hussein, M.F.M.& Hunt, H.E.M., 'Prediction uncertainties and inaccuracies resulting from common assumptions in modelling vibration from underground railways', Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F, Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit, 226:501-512, 2012.
  • Kuo, K.A., Hussein, M.F.M. and Hunt, H.E.M., 'The effects of a second tunnel on the propagation of ground-borne vibration from an underground railway' Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, 118:307-314, 2012.
  • Kuo, K.A., Hussein, M.F.M. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'The effect of a twin tunnel on the propagation of ground-borne vibration from an underground railway', Journal of Sound and Vibration, 330 (25):6203-6222, 2011.

    Conference Papers

  • Costello, H.M., Kuo, K.A. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'Stability analysis of an aerodynamically shaped high-altitude-balloon tether', Proceedings of the International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, Leuven, Belgium, 2012.
  • Hunt, H.E.M., Kuo, K.A., Costello, H.M. & Shaw, R., 'Vibration of a high-altitude tethered balloon with application to climate engineering', Proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012.
  • Costello, H.M., Kuo, K.A. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'Quantification of the benefits of a streamlined tether for a high-altitude-tethered balloon', Proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012.
  • Kuo, K.A., Woodhouse, J. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'The modes of a tethered, spherical balloon', Proceedings of the 19th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Vilnius, Lithuania, 2012.
  • Kuo, K.A., Watson, I.M. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'The SPICE project: an example of geoengineering research', Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Practical Responses to Climate Change, Canberra, Australia, 2012.
  • Hunt, H.E.M., Kuo, K.A., Costello, H. & Davidson, P., 'Tethered aerostats: the dynamic behaviour of an aerodynamic tether with application to geoengineering', Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, Leuven, Belgium, 2011.
  • Jones, S., Kuo, K.A., Hussein, M.F.M. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'Prediction inaccuracies and uncertainties associated with common assumptions in modelling vibration from underground railways' Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, Leuven, Belgium, 2011.
  • Kuo, K.A., Hussein, M.F.M. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'The effects of a second tunnel on the propagation of ground-borne vibration from an underground railway', Proceedings of the International Workshop on Railway Noise, Nagahama, Japan, 2010.
  • Hunt, H.E.M., Hussein, M.F.M., Jones, S. & Kuo, K.A., 'Ground-borne vibration from underground railways: some commonly-made modelling assumptions and their associated inaccuracies and uncertainties', Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics and Belgium Acoustical Society Noise in the Built Environment, Ghent, Belgium, 2010.
  • Coulier, P., Degrande, G., Kuo, K.A. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'A comparison of two models for the vibration response of piled foundations to inertial and underground-railway-induced loadings', Proceedings of the 17th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Cairo, Egypt, 2010.
  • Kuo, K.A. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'An efficient formulation for calculating the vibration response of piled foundations due to excitation by an underground railway', Proceedings of the International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, Nottingham, United Kingdom, 2010.
  • Kuo, K.A. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'Axial vibration of piled foundations: a fast-running model', Proceedings of the Euronoise, Edinburgh, Scotland, 2009.
  • Kuo, K.A. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'The role of structural foundations in transmission of vibration from underground railways', Proceedings of the 16th International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Krakow, Poland, 2009.
  • Kuo, K.A. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'Back to the future: how dynamic pile models published 30 years ago can be used to answer questions on underground railways', Proceedings of Noise and Vibration: Emerging Methods, Oxford, United Kingdom, 2009.
  • Kuo, K.A. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'Vibration in piled foundations due to trains in underground railway tunnels', Proceedings of the International Conference on Noise and Vibration Engineering, Leuven, Belgium, 2008.
  • Kuo, K.A., Jones, S. & Hunt, H.E.M., 'Application of PiP: vibration of embedded foundations near a railway tunnel', Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Structural Dynamics, Southampton, United Kingdom, 2008.

    Popular Press

  • Kuo, K.A., 'Whiter than white: could brightening clouds reduce symptoms of climate change?', The Conversation, 8 October, 2012.
  • Kuo, K.A., 'Geoengineering trial cancelled: more regulation needed', The Conversation, 19 June, 2012.
  • Kuo, K.A., 'Geo-engineering: why research something we never want to use?', The Conversation, 28 October, 2011.

    Teaching

  • IA Paper 1 (Mechanical Engineering)
  • IA Paper 2 (Structures and Materials)
  • 3C5 Dynamics
  • 3C6 Vibration

    Contact Information

  • E-mail: kan26[at]cam.ac.uk
  • Department Address: Dynamics and Vibration Research Office, Cambridge University, Engineering Department, Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1PZ
  • College Address: Hughes Hall, Wollaston Road, Cambridge, CB1 2EW UK
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 1223 748523