C J Chapman, Keele University

C J Chapman, Keele University - Research

My best-known research work is in the acoustics of rotating sound fields, duct diffraction effects, ray theory, blade-vortex interaction, and the mathematics of integral transforms and reduced-order modelling, together with more recent work on structural vibrations, elastic waves, and fluid-structure interaction. These are the key areas of acoustical theory and structural mechanics required for predicting the noise signature and directivity of any proposed design of vehicle or propulsion system.

In any research project, I employ, as appropriate, the advanced mathematical techniques which have provided the bed-rock of my research career over a period of several decades, together with the use of computer codes, many of which I write myself in Mathematica and Matlab