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Dr. Gareth Bennett

Assistant Professor (Mechanical & Manuf. Eng)
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Dr. Gareth J. Bennett, B.A., B.A.I., M.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., MIEI, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering in Trinity College Dublin and has recently returned from Stanford University where he was a Visiting Scholar in the School of Engineering and the Centre for Design Research. Dr. Bennett obtained his B.A.I. Mechanical Engineering Degree in 1994 and his M.Sc. degree through research in 1996, both from the University of Dublin, T.C.D. In 1994 Dr. Bennett obtained a research fellowship to work in the national Nuclear and Technological Research Institute (I.T.N.) in Lisbon, Portugal to carry out work in fluid elastic instability, vibration analysis and signal processing. After completion of his M.Sc., degree Dr. Bennett worked for a year in a national fluid mechanics research laboratory (L.E.G.I.) in Grenoble, France performing research in the area of Computerised Fluid Dynamics (CFD) as applied to cavitational flows of turbine blades. On returning to Ireland, 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). From 2002-2007 he managed TCD's contribution to a collaborative FP5 EU research project "Silencer" worth €240k and completed his Ph.D. "Noise Source Identification For Ducted Fans" in 2006. Dr. Bennett is currently P.I. on five EU FP7 projects of which he is the Coordinator of three: "TEENI" (€400k):- Broadband Noise Source Identification of Helicopter Engines; "WENEMOR" a Clean Sky JTI project in the area of Open Rotor installation effects (€2,000,000), "ALLEGRA": a second Clean Sky JTI project to reduce noise from the landing gear of Green Regional Aircraft (€2,000,000). "ARTIC": is a third Clean Sky JTI project also on the topic of reducing landing gear noise from Green Regional Aircraft (€1,400,000). Dr. Bennett is also the National Focal Point in Ireland for X-Noise EV an FP7 Coordination and Support Action in Aeroacoustics and is the only Irish member of the Aeroacoustics Specialists' Committee of the Confederation of European Aerospace Societies (CEAS). In addition to his principle research areas: Sound, Vibration & Aeroacoustics he is also research active in the areas of Design (Open, Universal and Medical Device Design) as well as conducting research in Engineering Education. In the Design Community he is responsible for the School of Engineering joining the CDIO organisation for which he is the contact principle for the School and he was recently a Visiting Research Fellow in the Centre for Design Research in Stanford University. Dr. Bennett lectures in the area of Mechanical Engineering Design and has helped to extensively revise the undergraduate curriculum, introducing innovative project based design modules. This lead to Dr. Bennett receiving the Provost's Teaching Award for Academic Excellence, the University's most prestigious teaching award and was recently selected as a nominee for Trinity for a National Award for Teaching Excellence (NAIRTL). Dr. Bennett currently has seven graduate students and two post-doctoral fellows in his research group. See http://tcdlocalportal.tcd.ie/pls/public/staff.detail?p_unit=mechanical_engineering&p_name=bennettg for further information. [email: gareth.bennett@tcd.ie]
  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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 ALLEGRA
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 X-Noise EV. EU Network in Aeroacoustics

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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 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
Benjamin Pardowitz, Ulf Tapken, Karsten Knobloch, Friedrich Bake, Eric Bouty, Ian Davis, Gareth J. Bennett, Core Noise - Identification of Broadband Noise Sources of a Turbo-Shaft Engine. (AIAA 2014-3321), AIAA Aviation, 20th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, 16-20 June, 2014, ppCD ROM , Notes: [DOI: 10.2514/6.2014-3321 http://arc.aiaa.org/doi/abs/10.2514/6.2014-3321], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
Sanders, Laurent, Daniel C. Mincu, Williams Denis, Pier Luigi Vitagliano, Mauro Minervino, John Kennedy, Petr Eret, Gareth J. Bennett., A coupling of computational methods for CROR installation effects, AIAA Aviation, 20th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference, Atlanta, GA, USA, 16-20 June, AIAA, 2014, ppCD ROM , Notes: [DOI: 10.2514/6.2014-3190], Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI
David B Stephens, Francisco Rodriguez Verdugo, Gareth J. Bennett, Shear Layer Driven Acoustic Modes in a Cylindrical Cavity, Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology (ASME), 136, (5), 2014, p051307 - 8 pages, Journal Article, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Donal Holland, Evelyn Park, Panagiotis Polygerinos, Gareth J. Bennett, Conor J. Walsh, The Soft Robotics Toolkit: Shared Resources for Research and Design, Soft Robotics, 1, (3), 2014, p224 - 230, Notes: [doi:10.1089/soro.2014.0010], Journal Article, PUBLISHED  URL
Gareth J. Bennett, John Kennedy, Craig Meskell, Michael Carley, Peter Jordan, Henry Rice, Aeroacoustics research in Europe: The CEAS-ASC report on 2013 highlights, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2014, Journal Article, SUBMITTED  URL
Miguel Garcia Pedroche, Gareth J. Bennett, Aeroacoustic Source Identication Measurements Coupling Time-Resolved PIV and Array Signal Processing (AIAA 2013-2054), 19th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (32nd AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference), Berlin, Germany, 2013 May 27-29, (978-1-62410-213-4), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013, ppCD-ROM , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
Ian Davis, Gareth J. Bennett, Sum and Difference Scattering of Tonal Noise in Turbomachinery (AIAA 2013-2149), 19th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (32nd AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference), Berlin, Germany, 2013 May 27-29, (978-1-62410-213-4), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013, Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
John Kennedy, Petr Eret, Gareth J. Bennett, A parametric study of installed counter rotating open rotors (AIAA 2013-2094), 19th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (32nd AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference), Berlin, Germany, 2013 May 27-29, (978-1-62410-213-4), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013, ppCD-ROM , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL  URL
John Kennedy, Petr Eret, Gareth J. Bennett, Paolo Castellini, Paolo Chiariotti, Francesca Sopranzetti, Christophe Picard, Arthur Finez, The application of advanced beamforming techniques for the noise characterization of installed counter rotating open rotors (AIAA 2013-2093), 19th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (32nd AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference), Berlin, Germany, 2013 May 27-29, (978-1-62410-213-4), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013, ppCD-ROM , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
Gareth J. Bennett, John Kennedy, Petr Eret, Filippo Cappadona, Antonello Bianco, Raffaele Letizia, Davide Danise, Lucille Lamotte, Christophe Picard, Arthur Finez, Paolo Castellini, Paolo Chiariotti, Francesca Sopranzetti, Demosthenis Tsahalis, Haralabos Tsahalis, Vassilios Moussas, Antonio Paonessa, Francesco Amoroso, Massimiliano Di Giulio, WENEMOR: Wind Tunnel Tests for the Evaluation of the Installation Effects of Noise Emissions of an Open Rotor Advanced Regional Aircraft (AIAA 2013-2092), 19th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference (32nd AIAA Aeroacoustics Conference), Berlin, Germany, 2013 May 27-29, (978-1-62410-213-4), American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, 2013, ppCD-ROM , Conference Paper, PUBLISHED  DOI  URL
  

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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
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.