Qualifications & Memberships
Research interests are:
- Design process management and education: Implementing information sharing activities in engineering design teaching between the Universities of Bath and Canterbury; Web-based system for managing engineering design projects is being developed to improve information sharing efficiency between geographically dispersed engineering designers.
- Design for people with impaired arm strength: design studies for people with tetraplegia and other arm strength reducing illnesses; studying people with C5/C6 tetraplegia, pre and post muscle transfer surgery, to determine the effect on their ability to propel a wheelchair (in conjunction with Professor Alastair Rothwell, Jeniffer Dunn and the Canterbury Orthopaedic Services research group).
- Design of flexible vibrating structures: using dimensionless formulae to study the influence of design parameters and increasing size on structural properties; mathematical studies to predict the vibratory response of flexible structures.
- Hales C. and Gooch S. (2004) Managing Engineering Design. (2nd ed.). London & New York: Springer. 252pp.
- Medland AJ., Hicks BJ. and Gooch SD. (2008) Using Constraints in the Understanding of the Interactions between Products and Humans. In Langdon P; Clarkson J; Robinson P (Ed.), Designing Inclusive Futures: 15-22. London: Springer Verlag. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-211-1_2.
- Stilwell G., Symons D., Gooch S. and Dunn J. (2023) Quantitative functional assessment of multidirectional upper limb strength for individuals in a seated position. Applied Ergonomics 110 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2023.104023.
- O'Keefe AN. and Gooch SD. (2015) On the Properties of a Traveling Ruck in a Flexible Strip. Journal of Applied Mechanics 82(4) 41002: 7. http://dx.doi.org/10.1115/1.4029697.
- Gooch SD. and Raine JK. (2003) The Engineering Design of a Vibrating Kinetic Sculpture. Spectrum - Vibrations Association of New Zealand 41: 5pp.