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Prof. David Limebeer

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Biography

David Limebeer received the B.Sc.(Eng) degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1974, MSc(Eng) and PhD degrees from the University of Natal in 1977 and 1980, respectively, and the DSc (Eng) from the University of London in 1992. After completing his PhD degree he was a post-doc researcher at the University of Cambridge between 1980 and 1984. He then joined the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department at Imperial College as a lecturer. He was promoted to Reader in 1989, Professor in 1993, Head of the Control Group in 1996, and Head of Department 1999-2009.

In 2009 he moved to Oxford as Professor of Control Engineering and Professorial Fellow at New College Oxford. His research interests include a range of applied and theoretical problems in control systems and engineering dynamics including: robust control, optimal control, vehicular control, process control and the control of aeroelastic phenomena in large structures. He is also interested in a variety of problems in multibody mechanics and two- and four-wheeled vehicle dynamics. He is a Fellow of the IEEE (1992), a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering (1997) and a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (1994). His consultancy activities have been in a variety of vehicle-related matters, product liability litigation, and patent disputes in optical recording systems, drilling equipment and high-speed packing machines.

Research topics

Recent Research Students

  • 2000-2005: A. Shaeri, Nonlinear resonances in mechanical systems
  • 2003-2008: A. Hazell, Optimal Preview Control
  • 2006-2009: Amrit Sharma, Motorcycle Steering Compensation
  • 2010- 2014: G. Perantoni, Optimal Control of Two-Wheeled Road Vehicles
  • 2011- date: P. Fussey, Preview Control of Automotive Drive Trains
  • 2012- date: K. Bakis, Control of Aeroelastic instabilities in long-span suspension bridges
  • 2012- date: I. Salisbury, Driver Simulator for a Formula One Car
  • 2013- date: M. Imani, Dynamics and Control of a Formula One Car

Contact information

David J N Limebeer MA, PhD, DSc, FREng, FIEEE
Professor of Control Engineering
Department of Engineering Science
University of Oxford
Parks Road
OXFORD, OX1 3PJ
Fellow of New College
OXFORD, OX1 3BN
Office: 01865 (2) 73810
Mobile: 07894283013


Recent Publications

Prof. David Limebeer

Aeroelastic Control

  • J.M.R. Graham, D.J.N. Limebeer and X. Zhao,“Aeroelastic Control of Long-Span Suspension Bridges”, ASME J. Applied Mechanics, 78(4), 2011, pp 041018 (12 pages).
  • D. J. N. Limebeer, J. M. R. Graham and X. Zhao, “Buffet suppression in long-span suspension bridges”, Annual Reviews in Control, 35 (2011) 235-246.
  • A. S. Sharma, J. F.Morrison, B. J.McKeon, D. J. N. Limebeer,W. H. Koberg and S. J. Sherwin, “Relaminarisation of Reτ = 100 channel flow with globally stabilising linear feedback control.” Physics of Fluids, 23, 125105-1/17, 2011.
  • D.J.N. Limebeer, J.M.R. Graham and X. Zhao, “Aerodynamic control of long-span suspension bridges”, Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing, China, 19-24 Aug. paper number SM10-006, 201.
  • J. M. R. Graham, D. J. N. Limebeer and X. Zhao,“ Flutter Control of Long-Span Suspension Bridges”, 18th IFAC World Congress, Milano (Italy) August 28 - September 2, 2011.
  • A. S. Sharma, J. F.Morrison, B. J.McKeon, D. J. N. Limebeer,W. H. Koberg and S. J. Sherwin, “Relaminarisation of Re = 100 channel flow with globally stabilising linear feedback control.” Physics of Fluids, 23, 125105-1/17, 2011.
  • J. M. R. Graham, D. J. N. Limebeer and X. Zhao, “Flutter Control of Long-Span Suspension Bridges", 18th IFAC World Congress, Milano (Italy) August 28 - September 2, 2011.
  • D.J.N. Limebeer, J.M.R. Graham and X. Zhao, “Aerodynamic control of long-span suspension bridges", Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Beijing, China, 19-24, August, paper number SM10-006, 2012.
  • X. Zhao and K. Gouder and D.J.N. Limebeer and J.M.R. Graham, “Experimental flutter and buffet suppression of a sectional suspended-bridge", Proceedings of the 53rd IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Los Angeles, USA, December 2014.
  • J.M.R. Graham and D.J.N. Limebeer and K. Gouder and X. Zhao, “Aerodynamic control of long span bridges in high winds", Proceedings of the Wind Engineering Society 11th Biennial Conference, Birmingham, UK, September 2014.
  • X. Zhao and D.J.N. Limebeer and J.M.R. Graham, “Flutter control of long-span suspension bridges", Proceedings of the 50th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, Orlando, Florida, USA, December 2011.
  • X. Zhao, K. Gouder, J. M. R. Graham, and D. J. N. Limebeer, “Buffet Loading, Dynamic Response and Aerodynamic Control of a Suspension Bridge in a Turbulent Wind”, in preparation, 2015.
  • K. Gouder, X. Zhao, D. J. N. Limebeer, J. M. R. Graham, “Experimental Aerodynamic Control of a Long-Span Suspension Bridge Section using Leading and Trailing Edge Control Surfaces”, in preparation, 2015.

Vehicular Optimal Control

  • A. Farooq and D.J.N. Limebeer, “Optimal Trajectory Regulation For Radar Imaging Guidance”, AIAA J Guidance, Control, and Dynamics, Vol 31(4), 2008, pp 1076-1092.
  • A. J. Hazell and D.J.N. Limebeer, “An efficient algorithm for discrete-time H-inf Preview Control”, Automatica, 44, 2008, pp 2441-2448.
  • G. Perantoni and D. J. N. Limebeer, “Time-Optimal Control of Rolling Bodies”, International Journal of Control, Vol 86, Issue 11, 2013, pp 2006-2021.
  • G. Perantoni and D. J. N. Limebeer, “Minimum-Lap-Time Optimal Control for a Formula One Car with Variable Parameters", Vehicle System Dynamics, Vehicle System Dynamics, vol. 52, No 5, 2014, pp 653-678, DOI: 10.1080/00423114.2014.889315.
  • D. J. N. Limebeer and G. Perantoni and A. V. Rao, “Optimal control of formula one car energy recovery systems," International Journal of Control, Vol. 87, No. 10, 2014, pp 2065-2080, DOI 10.1080/00207179.2014.900705.
  • G. Perantoni and D. J. N. Limebeer, “Optimal Control of a Formula One Car on a Three-Dimensional Track. Part 1: Track Modelling and Identification", ASME J. Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, in production, DOI: 10.1115/1.4028253.
  • D. J. N. Limebeer and G. Perantoni and , “Optimal Control of a Formula One Car on a Three-Dimensional Track Part 2: Optimal Control", Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control, in production, DOI: 10.1115/1.4029466.
  • D. J. N. Limebeer and A. V. Rao, “Faster, Higher and Greener: Vehicular Optimal Control", IEEE Control System Magazine, in production, 2015.
  • I G Salisbury and D J N Limebeer, “Optimal Motion Cueing for Race Cars", IEEE Trans Control System Technology, accepted for publication.
  • D J. N. Limebeer and Mehdi Imani Masouleh, “Optimising the Aero-suspension Interactions in a Formula One car", IEEE Trans Control System Technology, in reviewing.

Motorcycle Control

  • S. A. Evangelou, D. J. N. Limebeer and M. Tomas-Rodriguez, “ Suppression of Burst Oscillations in Racing Motorcycles”, ASME J Applied Mechanics, 80(1), 011003 (Oct 29, 2012), (14 pages), doi:10.1115/1.4006491.
  • A. Sharma and D. J. N. Limebeer, “Dynamic Stability of an Aerodynamically EfficientMotorcycle”, Vehicle System Dynamics, 2012, doi:10.1080/00423114.2011.651147.
  • A. Sharma and D. J. N. Limebeer, “Motorcycle suspension design using matrix inequalities and passivity constraints”, Vehicle System Dynamics, DOI:10.1080/00423114.2011.591933.
  • D.J.N. Limebeer and A. Sharma, “Burst Oscillations in the Accelerating Bicycle”, ASME J. Applied Mechanics, 77 (6) , 2010, pp 061012 (20 pages) doi:10.1115/1.4000909.
  • Evangelou, D.J.N. Limebeer and M. Tomas Rodriques, “Influence of Road Camber on Motorcycle Stability”, ASME J. Applied Mechanics, 75, 2008, pp 061020 (12 pages).
  • G. Perantoni, D. J. N. Limebeer and M. R. Arthington, “A Direct Method for Optimal Control and Optimal Design of Two-Wheeled Vehicles”, AVEC ’12, September 9-12, 2012, Seoul, Korea.
  • G. Perantoni and D. J. N. Limebeer, “Optimal Control of a Two-Mass Skate Bicycle Without Steering”, ICIT 2013, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Technology, Cape Town, South Africa, pp 134-139.

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