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David Ewins

David Ewins

Professor David Ewins FREng FRS


Elected: 2006


David Ewins made distinguished contributions to the general field of vibration engineering and, in particular, in modal analysis and in the dynamics of rotational machinery. He was particularly successful in analysing vibrations in gas turbine blades and made major contributions to their design, referring to the application of these subjects in practice as the ‘art’ of modal analysis. He had been Director of the Rolls-Royce centre at Imperial College since its conception, which has been a springboard for applying these activities on a large scale.

Professor David Ewins FREng FRS died on 25 January 2023.

Interest and expertise

Subject groups

  • Engineering
    • Engineering, mechanical, Engineering, aeronautical
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