Dr David Garcia Cava

Chancellor's Fellow

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Telephone: 

+44(0)131 6505588

Location: 

3.12 Alexander Graham Bell building

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Engineering Discipline: 

  • Mechanical Engineering

Research Institute: 

  • Infrastructure and Environment

Research Theme: 

  • Wind Energy
  • Offshore Renewable Energy
  • Infrastructure Sensing and Systems
  • Structural Engineering
  • Materials and Structures

Academic Qualifications: 

  • PgDip in Academic Practice, University of Strathclyde (UK), 2019
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering , University of Strathclyde (UK), 2016
  • MSc in Advanced Structural Engineering, Edinburgh Napier University (UK), 2012
  • BEng in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Madrid (Spain), 2006

Professional Qualifications and Memberships: 

  • Chartered Engineer, MIMechE
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy, FHEA
  • Member of the Edinburgh and South \& East Scotland Committee
  • UKRI Early Career Forum Member

Teaching: 

  • Mechanical Engineering MEng Individual Project 5 (MECE11006)
  • BEng Mechanical Engineering Project 4 (MECE10008)
  • Tools for Engineering Design 2 (CIVE08020)

Research Interests: 

  • SHM for Wind Turbines 
  • Damage identification
  • Machinery diagnosis
  • Composite laminated structures
  • Multifuctional advanced materials
  • Virtual Sensing
  • Virtual Twins

Specialities: 

  • Vibration-based structural health monitoring
  • Structural dynamics
  • Modal analysis
  • Condition monitoring
  • Data-driven techniques