Branislav Titurus


MENtOR - Methods and Experiments for NOvel Rotorcraft

Methods and Experiments for NOvel Rotorcraft - Dynamic Testing - this part of the project aims to develop an understanding and estimates of the structural responses of the ATI-funded tiltrotor experimental rig in a wind tunnel setting. This project task will characterise the rotor rig experimentally and it will produce a validated structural dynamics model that will inform other work packages.

SLOWD - Sloshing Wing Dynamics

SLOWD project investigates the use of sloshing in aircraft wing fuel tanks to reduce the loading effects of gusts and turbulence. This Airbus led H2020 project is aimed at developing fluid-structure interaction technologies to enhance the design of fuel tanks and their use such that loads reduction is achieved leading to improved fuel efficiency and reduced environmental impact.

PhD theme in vibration control

I'm looking for a suitable candidate to develop:

Novel liquid-based vibration control devices

This project aims to develop a new liquid-based devices suitable for passive and semi-active control of vibrations using reconfigurable fluid networks and advanced flow control principles. This research can benefit mainly aerospace applications.

SABRE - Shape Adaptive Blades for Rotorcraft Efficiency

Research theme:

Active blade tendon for dynamics control

Cutting edge research in active helicopter rotors in partnership with Swansea, DLR, TU Munich, TU Delft, CIRA. Funded through Horizon 2020 - Research and Innovation Framework Programme.

SABRE project web pages.


Sloshing experiment and coupled beam-liquid dynamics (SLOWD).

Mode veering in preloaded beam-tendon system (SABRE).

Modal dynamics of a truss-braced wing (AWI).



Ondra V, Titurus B, Woods B, A Beam-Tendon System with an Eccentrically Mounted Tendon: Parametric Studies, AIAA SciTech 2020 Forum, 6-10 January 2020, Orlando, USA, doi: 10.2514/6.2020-0697 (paper)


Mair C, Rezgui D, Titurus B, Stability analysis of whirl flutter in a rotor-nacelle system with freeplay nonlinearity, 45th European Rotorcraft Forum, Warsaw, Poland, 17-20 September, 2019 (paper)


Ondra V, Dibble RP, Titurus B, Woods BKS, Actuation requirements of an active tendon concept in rotorcraft, 45th European Rotorcraft Forum, Warsaw, Poland, 17-20 September, 2019 (paper)


Gonzalez-Fernandez D, Macdonald JHG, Titurus B, Margnelli A, Greco L, Gkoktsi K, Leeks M, Janssen J, Zanchetta MA, Full-scale identification of aeroelastic effects on a tall building, The 15th International Conference on Wind Engineering, Beijing, China, September 1-6, 2019 (paper)


Ondra V, Titurus B, Theoretical and experimental free vibration analysis of a beam-tendon system with an eccentrically placed tendon, Thin-Walled Structures, Vol. 144, November 2019, 106347 doi: 10.1016/j.tws.2019.106347, (abstract)

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Contact details:

Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Bristol
2.39 Queens Building, University Walk
Bristol, BS8 1TR, UK
Tel: +44 (0)117 3315552

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Start: August 2007, Last revision: October 2019