On the invitation from the School of Environment and Civil Engineering, professor Padraic O’Donoghue made an academic visit to Jiangnan University on 8 October 2019. Professor Padraic is a well-known international expert in structural and material mechanics research from the National University of Ireland Galway in Ireland, he made a presentation entitled “Topics in Dynamics and Vibrations” in the Lecture Room 2A422.
Professor Padraic first introduced the nature of dynamics and vibrations, the definition of single degree of freedom systems, and then introduced the calculation of undamped free vibration and damped free vibration. Finally, professor Padraic did a heated academic discussion with the teachers and students and answered the questions.
Padraic O’Donoghue is a professor at the National University of Ireland Galway in Ireland and the Head of Department of Civil Engineering. Professor Padraic’s main research interests are development and application of advanced, non-linear computational methods in structural mechanics; development of fracture mechanics techniques; assessment of damage, shock loading and impact events for a wide variety of materials; investigation of advanced material models including plasticity, visco-plasticity and anisotropy with applications to many metals, composites, ceramics and plastics; Fracture mechanics analyses of a wide variety of structures including power plants, aircraft structures, gas pipelines and offshore structures. Prof. Padraic have published more than 50 peer reviewed journal papers, more than 60 conference papers including several as invited speakers, and have obtained research funding about 16 million yuan.