Dr Anand Thite

Senior Lecturer

Profile

Anand Thite graduated in 1991 with BEng (Karnataka University, India) and in 1993 with MTech (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India) in mechanical engineering. Later in 2003 with a PhD in Sound and Vibration (Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton). Between 1994 and 1999, Anand worked as an NVH engineer with a major automotive manufacturer in India where the responsibilities included numerical, experimental and classical design aspects. Between 2002 and 2007 at ISVR, University of Southampton, he worked as a Research Fellow on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust to research mid and high frequency vibrations, and as a Ford Research Fellow researching IC engine sound radiation.

In 2007 Anand joined Oxford Brookes University as a senior lecturer in the department of mechanical engineering and mathematical sciences. He currently teaches introductory and advanced vibration analysis, NVH and a few topics in vehicle crash engineering and numerical simulations. His research interests cover a range of topics in both lower and higher frequency vibrations and acoustics.

Research Interests

  • Hybrid modelling approaches applied to analysis of vibration and its effects
  • Statistical structural dynamics
  • Smart vibration and noise control designs

Teaching Responsibilities

Introduction to vibrations, Engineering Dynamics, Advanced Dynamics, NVH and Vehicle Crash Engineering.

Publications

Journal papers

A N Thite, F Coleman, M Doody and N Fisher. Review of a relaxation type suspension system: steady state frequency domain response estimation and measurement (submitted).

A N Thite and T Ibicek. Development of a vibration response based refined mathematical model to predict vehicle ride discomfort (submitted).

T Ibicek and A N Thite, In-situ measurement of discomfort curves for seated subjects in a car on the Four Post Rig (submitted).

A N Thite, S Gerguri, F Coleman, M Doody and N Fisher. Development of an experimental method to compare the influence of bamboo frame on the bicycle ride comfort (submitted).

I Michalakoudis and A N Thite, 2013. Experimental identification of shock absorber knocking from measured damper performance curves generated using various input waveforms. Noise Control Engineering Journal 61 (1), 15pp.

A N Thite, 2012. Development of a Refined Quarter Car Model for the Analysis of Discomfort due to Vibration. Advances in Acoustics and Vibration, vol. 2012, Article ID 863061, 7pp.

T Ibicek and A N Thite, 2012. Quantification of human discomfort in a vehicle using a four post rig excitation. Journal of low frequency noise, vibration and active control, 31, 1, 29-42.

A N Thite, S Banvidi, T Ibicek and L Bennett, 2011. Suspension parameter estimation in the frequency domain using a matrix inversion approach. Vehicle System Dynamics 49, 12, 1803-1822.

A N Thite and B R Mace, 2010. The effects of design modifications on the apparent coupling loss factors in SEA-like Analysis. Journal of Sound and Vibration 329, 5194–5208.

C M Nilsson, A N Thite, C J C Jones and D J Thompson, 2008. Estimation of Sound Transmission through Extruded Panels Using a Coupled Waveguide Finite Element-Boundary Element Method. Notes on Numerical Fluid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Design, Volume 99, 306-312, Springer Publication.

H G Choi, A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2007. Comparison of methods for parameter selection in Tikhonov regularization with application to inverse force determination. Journal of Sound and Vibration 304, 894-917.

A N Thite and B R Mace, 2007. Robust estimation of Coupling Loss Factors from Finite Element Analysis. Journal of Sound and Vibration 303, 814-831.

H G Choi and A N Thite, D J Thompson, 2006. A threshold for the use of Tikhonov regularization in inverse force determination. Applied Acoustics 67/7, 700-719.

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2006. Selection of response measurement locations to improve inverse force determination. Applied Acoustics 67/8, 797-818.

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2003. The quantification of structure-borne transmission paths by inverse methods. Part 2: Use of regularization techniques. Journal of Sound and Vibration 264, 433-451.

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2003. The quantification of structure-borne transmission paths by inverse methods. Part 1: Improved singular value rejection methods. Journal of Sound and Vibration 264, 411-431.

Conference papers

T Ibicek, A Thite and D Morrey, Quantification of human comfort in a vehicle using a four post rig excitation, 14th International Meeting on Low Frequency Noise and Vibration and its Control Aalborg, Denmark 9 – 11 June 2010.

C M Nilsson, A N Thite, C J C Jones and D J Thompson, 2007, Estimation of sound transmission through extruded panels using a coupled waveguide Finite Element-Boundary Element method, Proceedings of the 9th International Workshop on Railway Noise, Feldafing, Munich, 4-8 Sept. 2007.

A N Thite and B R Mace, 2006. 8th International Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics, Southampton, 2006. Energy distribution analysis of built-up structures: numerical issues, structural modification and application to a multiple plate structure.

B R Mace, L Ji and A N Thite, 2005. Novem 2005, St Raphael, France. SEA and coupling loss factors of coupled sets of oscillators.

H G Choi, A N Thite and D J Thompson 2004. Proceedings of Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference, ISVR, Southampton, UK, March 2004. Methods for selecting sensor locations for improving indirect force determination.

B R Mace and A N Thite, 2004. Proc. Inter-Noise 2004, Prague. Robust Estimation of Coupling Loss Factors from Finite Element Analysis.

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2003. Proc. 7th International Conference on Recent Advances in Structural Dynamics, Southampton. Measurement location selection to improve inverse force determination.

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2003. A systematic evaluation of different methods to improve inverse force determination. 6pp Proceedings of Euronoise 2003, 5th European Conference on Noise Control, Naples, Italy, 19-21 May 2003 (Abstracts in Acta Acustica, 89 Supplement 1).

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2001. Proceedings of Inter-Noise 2001, The Hague, The Netherlands, 27-30 August 2001, 903-6. Use of regularisation techniques to identify structure-borne noise sources.

Book publication

N S Gokhale, S S Deshpande, S V Bedekar and A N Thite, 2008. Book: Practical finite element analysis, 416pp, Finite-to-infinite Ltd, Pune, India (ISBN 978-81-906195-0-9).

A N Thite, 2003. PhD thesis: Inverse determination of structure-borne sound sources, University of Southamtpon.

A N Thite and B R Mace 2004. ISVR Technical Memo. 935, 44pp, University of Southampton. Robust estimation of coupling loss factors from finite element analysis.

A N Thite and N S Ferguson 2004. ISVR Technical Memo. 937, 35pp, University of Southampton. Wavenumber estimation: Further study of the correlation technique and use of SVD to improve propagation direction resolution.

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2004. ISVR Contract Report 03/04, 17pp, University of Southampton. A Feasibility Study to Investigate the Dominant Direction of Vibration Transmission from an Engine Block to a Front Cover.

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2004. ISVR Contract Report 03/02, 22pp, University of Southampton. A New Engine Head Simulator Design for Spatial Transmissibility Measurements.

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2004. ISVR Contract Report 03/01, 14pp, University of Southampton. Spatial Transmissibility Measurements of Triton Engine Valve Covers Made of Aluminium, Composite and Steel Material Mounted on Engine Head.

H G Choi, A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2003. ISVR Technical Memorandum No. 914, 74pp, University of Southampton. Comparison of ordinary cross validation and generalized cross validation for structure-borne sound source identification.

H G Choi, A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2003. ISVR Technical Memorandum No. 924, 92pp, University of Southampton. Inverse force determination: Refinements of matrix regularization and sensor location selection methods.

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2002. ISVR Contract Report 02/16, 39pp, University of Southampton. Ford fellowship: Review of Current Status and Identification of Critical Issues.

D J Thompson, I Back and A N Thite, 2002. ISVR Contract Report 02/14, 30pp, University of Southampton. Airborne Sound Transmission through Engine Valve Covers.

D J Thompson, I Back and A N Thite, 2002. ISVR Contract Report 02/15, 20pp, University of Southampton. Measurements of Sound Radiation by a Steel Valve Cover.

A N Thite and D J Thompson, 2001. ISVR Technical Memorandum 862, 108pp, University of Southampton. Experimental validation of force identification techniques.

A N Thite and D J Thompson 2000. ISVR Technical Memorandum 852, 125pp, University of Southampton. Study of indirect force determination and transfer path analysis using numerical simulations for a flat plate.

A N Thite and D J Thompson 2000. ISVR Technical Memorandum 854, 76pp, University of Southampton. Further study of indirect force determination and transfer path analysis using numerical simulations for a flat plate.

A N Thite and D J Thompson 2000. ISVR Technical Memorandum 855, 49pp, University of Southampton. Study of regularised solutions to improve the indirect force determination and transfer path analysis using numerical simulations for a flat plate.

CONTACT US

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

Oxford Brookes University
Wheatley Campus
Wheatley
OXFORD OX33 1HX
United Kingdom

athite@brookes.ac.uk