Hugh Hunt


  • design against failure of gas-cylinder valves - vibration analysis and testing
  • design audit of an alleged perpetual motion machine
  • feasibility study on the mechanics of a circus stunt involving high-speed cars
  • analysis of railway vibration in a recording studio, London
  • ground vibration leading to subsidence in Brisbane, Australia
  • prediction of vibration in a hotel proposed near Crossrail
  • vibration of fluidised bed chlorinators
  • testing of a hand-held wind-up 3-phase generator
  • design of a steam sterilizer
  • feasibility study of a tethered ballon for geoengineering
  • vibration isolation of a London concert hall
  • fault detection in large prestressed concrete bridge slabs
  • hand-arm vibration in pneumatic tools;
  • detection of illegal immigrants stowed in vehicles on ferries;
  • tuned vibration absorber for an orbiting satellite;
  • investigation of low frequency vibration in a 12-storey building;
  • design audit for a mid-sized wind turbine;
  • base isolation for a large recording studio;
  • vibration of a cathedral tower due to bell ringing;
  • rollover of a tipper truck;
  • vibration of turbocharger blades;
  • elastomeric materials in vibration isolation for railways;
  • railway track settlement near bridge abutments;
  • vibration endurance testing of railway electronic components;
  • intelligent pigging of 4" gas distribution mains;
  • torsional vibration of marine-engine drive trains;
  • braking forces in floating-slab track;
  • analysis of the dynamics of electromagnetic shakers;
  • tuned vibration absorber for a vibration testing machine;
  • vibration testing machines and engine test-bed vibrations;
  • vibration modelling of elevated railway structures;
  • wind-excited vibration of a slender structure;
  • design of a rotating calatytic reactor bed;
  • resilient mounting for a wind-excited structure;

    Expert Witness:

  • 2012 Chartis Group, Failure of weldments in an economizer, Lakeside Energy from Waste
  • 2007 Petition against the Crossrail Bill, Grand Central Sound Studios, Select Committee House of Commons;
  • 2003 Ince & Co, Investigation of the crash-landing of an Airbus A340 at London Heathrow;
  • 2003 Ince & Co, Rollover of a tipper truck;
  • 1982 Failure of a gas-turbine geared coupling, Sydney, Australia.

    Television work:

    (for a full list see here)
  • 2016 Documentary for BBC Four - First Night of Television
  • 2016 Channel Four - Guy Martin's Wall of Death
  • 2015 Scientific advisor for a National Geographic TV series
  • 2015-2016 Slinky Springs, Boomerangs, Fairground rides for The One Show, BBC
  • 2015 Documentary for Channel Four - Building Hitler's Supergun
  • 2014 Documentary for PBS Nova (USA) - D-day 360
  • 2013 Documentary for Channel Four - Attack of the Zeppelins (Zeppelin Terror Attack in the USA)
  • 2012 Documentary for Channel Four - Digging the Great Escape
  • 2011 Documentary for Channel Four - Escape from Colditz (Escape from Nazi Alcatraz in the USA)
  • 2010 Documentary for Channel Four - Dambusters: Building the Bouncil Bomb (Bombing Hitler's Dams in the USA)

    (list updated August 2016)

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