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Dr. Gareth Bennett

Associate Professor (Mechanical & Manuf. Eng)
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Dr. Gareth J. Bennett, B.A., B.A.I., M.Sc., Ph.D., CEng MIEI, Fulbright Alumnus, is an "Associate" Professor in the School of Engineering with research expertise in aeronautics, engineering education and innovative design. He has been elected as the only Irish member of the Aeroacoustics Specialists Committee of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS-ASC), and is the National Focal Point in Aeroacoustics (and PI) for "X-Noise EV": an FP7 Coordination and Support Action which involves 28 other European partners. Dr. Bennett has worked as a research fellow in the national nuclear facility of Portugal, a national fluid dynamics laboratory in Grenoble, France (LEGI) and in the D-School and School of Engineering in Stanford University where he was a funded Visiting Scholar. In 2016 he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Notre Dame and NASA Glenn where he researched innovative low noise solutions to reduce aviation noise for a sustainable environment. Dr. Bennett has secured a total funding of €6.3 million and is PI on 5 EU framework research projects, of which he is coordinating 3 (14 partners), to conduct fundamental research and to develop solutions for quieter aircraft design. After completion of his MSc, Dr. Bennett accepted employment in the industrial sector working, initially as a consultant in Vibration analysis, and subsequently as a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in an American multinational (Thermoking) and subsequently an Irish SME (Odenburg). Dr. Bennett returned to Trinity and was hired as an Assistant Professor in Mechanical Engineering in 2007 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2015. In education, Dr. Bennett has designed and coordinates award winning user centred design modules which foster innovation and community engagement in engineering students and is a recipient of the prestigious Provosts Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Bennett has mentored 4 post-doctoral fellow, has supervised 4 PhD and 4 MSc (research) graduate students to completion and currently has 3 PhD students and 1 post-doctoral fellow in his research group.
  Acoustics   Aerodynamics   Aeroelasticity   Aeronautics   Applied thermodynamics and energy   Computational Fluid Dynamics   Design Engineering   Duct Acoustics   Engineering Education   Fan Noise   Fluid Dynamics   Fluids and vibration   Gas Turbines   Heat Transfer   Industrial Design   Machine Design   Mechanical Engineering   Noise pollution, technology   Signal Processing   Turbomachinery   Vibration and Accoustic Engineering
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 X-Noise EV. EU Network in Aeroacoustics

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Chair. 21st CEAS-ASC Scientific Workshop "Ducted and Un-Ducted Rotor Noise" 13-15 September, 2017. Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 2017
Member of the review committee of Département d'AéroACoustique (DAAC), ONERA - The French Aerospace Lab, Paris, France. 2016
Chair. 10th International Conference on Flow-Induced Vibration (& Flow-Induced Noise) 2nd - 6th July 2012, Hosted by Trinity College Dublin www.FIV2012.com 2012
Scientific Committee of 20th CEAS-ASC Workshop "Advances in Measurement Techniques and Analysis for Aircraft Noise" 7-8 September, 2016. Southampton University, UK 2016
Scientific Committee of 18th CEAS-ASC Workshop & 4th Scientific Workshop of X-NOISE EV "Aircraft Noise Reduction by Flow Control and Active/Adaptive Techniques" 26-28 September, 2014. Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Lithuania 2014
Scientific Committee of the 26th International Manufacturing Conference IMC26- Energy Efficient and Low Carbon Manufacturing, September 2-4, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland 2009
Scientific Committee of 10th CEAS-ASC Workshop & 1st Scientific Workshop of X3 - NOISE "Jet Noise Prediction Methodologies - Recent Developments" 28/29 September. School of Engineering, TCD. 2006
Journal Reviewer for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Journal Reviewer for The Journal of Sound and Vibration
Journal Reviewer for IMechE Journal of Systems and Control Engineering
Journal Reviewer for Measurement Science and Technology (Institue of Physics)
Reviewer for the American Society of Mechanical Engineering (ASME)
Grant proposal evaluator for Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (ESPRC)
Grant proposal evaluator for Israel Science Foundation
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The only Irish member of the Aeroacoustics Specialists Committee of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS-ASC) 2012
The only Irish member of the Aeroacoustics Specialists Educational Subcommittee of the Council of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS-ASC) 2013 -
Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics 2007 -
Member of Engineers Ireland 1996 Present
Member of the European Mechanics Society (Euromech) 2009
Member of the International Institute of Acoustics and Vibration 2005 -
Member of Conceive Design Implement and Operate organisation, (www.CDIO.org). 2012
Kun Zhao, Patrick N Okolo, John Kennedy, and Gareth J Bennett, A study of planar jet flow control and perforated fairings for the reduction of the flow-induced noise of tandem rods in a cross-flow (AIAA2016-2772), 22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Lyon, France, 30 May 2016, edited by AIAA , 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Gareth J Bennett, Kun Zhao, John Philo, Yaoyi Guan, and Scott C Morris, Cavity Noise Suppression Using Fluidic Spoilers (AIAA 2016-2756), 22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Lyon, France, 30 May 2016, AIAA, 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Patrick N. Okolo, Kun Zhao, John Kennedy, and Gareth J. Bennett, Mesh Screen Application for Noise Reduction of Landing Gear Strut, 22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Lyon, France, 30 May 2016, AIAA, 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
John Kennedy, Elenora Neri, and Gareth J. Bennett, The Reduction of Main Landing Gear Noise (AIAA 2016-2900), 22nd AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Lyon, France, 30 May 2016, AIAA, 2016, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  URL  URL
Donal P. Holland, Gareth J. Bennett, George M. Whitesides, Robert J. Wood, and Conor J. Walsh, The 2015 Soft Robotics Competition, IEEE Robotics & Automation Magazine, 23, (3), 2016, p25 - 27, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Petr Eret, John Kennedy, Paolo Castellini, Francesco Amoroso, Gareth J. Bennett, Experimental observations of an installed-on-pylon contra-rotating open rotor with equal blade number in pusher and tractor configuration, International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 15, (1-2), 2016, p228 - 249, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Ian Davis, Gareth J. Bennett, Spectral, Modal and Coherence Analysis of Sum and Difference Scattering of Narrowband Noise in Turbomachinery, International Journal of Aeroacoustics, 15, (1-2), 2016, p180 - 206, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Eleonora Neri, John Kennedy, Gareth J. Bennett, Characterization of Low Noise Technologies Applied to a Full Scale Fuselage Mounted Nose Landing Gear, INTER-NOISE 2015 - 44th International Congress and Exposition on Noise Control Engineering., San Francisco, CA., USA, 9-12 August 2015, edited by Maling G.,Burroughs C. , The Institute of Noise Control Engineering of the USA, Inc., 2015, ppV001T01A005; 10 pages , Notes: [Paper No. NCAD2015-5911], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  DOI  URL
Eleonora Neri, John Kennedy, Gareth J. Bennett, Aeroacoustic Source Separation on a Full Scale Nose Landing Gear Featuring Combinations of Low Noise Technologies, ASME 2015 Noise Control and Acoustics Division Conference at InterNoise 2015, San Francisco, CA., USA, 9-12 August 2015, ASME, 2015, ppV001T01A006; 11 pages , Notes: [Paper No. NCAD2015-5912], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text  URL
Kun Zhao, Eleonora Neri, Patrick Okolo, John Kennedy, Gareth J. Bennett, Landing Gear Noise Reduction by Double Jet Air Curtain Configuration, 22nd International Congress on Sound and Vibration, Florence, Italy, 12-16 July 2015, 2015, pp1-8 , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  TARA - Full Text
  

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Dr. Gareth J. Bennett, Community Informed Universal Design for the Benefit of the Community A pilot "Service Learning" module in TCD School of Engineering , NIDays, Graphical System Design Conference, Professional Development Conference for Engineers, Scientists and Educators, The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, 20/11/2012, 2012, National Instruments, Invited Talk, PRESENTED
Gareth J. Bennett, Ian Davis, TEENI-Turboshaft Engine Exhaust Noise Identification, TCD-UCD Engineering Design Innovation Research Event , Trinity College, Foster Place, Dublin 2, 27th April 2010, edited by Prof. Brian Broderick, Prof. Michael Gilchrist , 2010, Poster, PUBLISHED
Gareth J. Bennett, Design Projects in Undergraduate Engineering , TCD-UCD Engineering Design Innovation Research Event, Trinity College Dublin, Foster Place, Dublin 2, April 27 2010, edited by Prof. Brian Broderick, Prof. Michael Gilchrist , 2010, Poster, PUBLISHED
Ciaran Simms, Gareth J. Bennett, Garret O'Donnell, Eamonn McKnight, Ali McCorkell, Development of a gait training device for children with cerebral palsy, TCD-UCD Engineering Design Innovation Research Event, Trinity College Dublin, Foster Place, Dublin 2, April 27 2010, edited by Prof. Brian Broderick, Prof. Michael Gilchrist , 2010, Poster, PUBLISHED
Gareth J. Bennett, Christine Bohan, "Taking a practical approach to very ancient weaponry". Special report on Science, Engineering and Technology. The Irish Times, 2008, -, Miscellaneous, PUBLISHED
Dravet A., Bennett G., Fitzpatrick J., CFM56-5B Full Scale Powerplant Static Test, Combustion Noise Test Data-Appraisal Report. European Project Deliverable, SILENCER, E.U., April, 2007, (D2.2-2.5-04), Report, PUBLISHED
Gareth J. Bennett, John Fitzpatrick, 10th CEAS-ASC Workshop "Jet Noise Prediction methodologies-Recent Developments", 28/29 September 2006, 2006, Trinity College Dublin, John Fitzpatrick, Craig Meskell, Meetings /Conferences Organised, PUBLISHED
Bennett G., Fitzpatrick J., Data Appraisal Report, Combustor Noise LPT Propagation Assessment Report. European Project Deliverable, SILENCER, EU, October, 2006, (D2.2-4.5-03), Report, PUBLISHED
Bennett G., Maitre T., Pellone C., Modelisation Instationnaire Subcavitante (Unsteady numerical modelling in non-cavitating flow), Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels, October, 1997, (D.R.E.T. No 96.34.093), Report, PUBLISHED

  

Award Date
Fulbright Scholar (Aviation Noise in Notre Dame and NASA Glenn) 2015
Aviation R&D Award. National Award Sponsored by the Irish Aviation Authority. 2015
Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence (TCD) 2009
Visiting Research Scholar: Centre for Design Research, Stanford Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University. 2012
National Award for Excellence in Teaching (NAIRTL): Trinity Nominee 2012. 2012
Inter-Trade Ireland best project award for the design of a walking aid for patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (Co-PI with Dr. Ciaran Simms PI) 2011
Nominated for Irish Times Innovation Award for the design of a walking aid for patients suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (Co-PI with Dr. Ciaran Simms PI) 2011
Research Bursory: Laboratoire des Ecoulements Géophysiques et Industriels (L.E.G.I.), (National Fluid Mechanics Research Laboratory), Grenoble, France. 1996-1997
Research Bursory: Instituto Tecnológico E Nuclear (I.T.N.), (Government Nuclear and Technological Research Institute), Lisbon, Portugal. 1994-1995
Acoustics, Vibration, Aeroacoustics and sound source identification techniques. Duct acoustics and Thermoacoustics. Cavity Noise, Beamforming, Turbine and Fan noise. Research active in the areas of Design (Open-, Universal- and Medical Device Design) as well as conducting research in Engineering Education.