Dr Anand Thite

BEng, MTech, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics


In 2007 Anand joined Oxford Brookes University, in academic role, in the department of mechanical engineering and mathematical sciences. He teaches introductory and advanced vibration analysis, NVH and a few topics in vehicle crash engineering and numerical simulations. His research interests cover a range of topics in both lower and higher frequency vibrations and acoustics.

Anand graduated in 1993 with MTech (Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India) in mechanical engineering and later in 2003 with a PhD in Sound and Vibration (Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, University of Southampton). Between 1994 and 1999, he worked as an NVH engineer with a major automotive manufacturer in India where the responsibilities included numerical, experimental and classical design aspects. He led a team working on quieter gear train design and manufacturing. Between 2002 and 2007 at ISVR, University of Southampton, he worked as a Research Fellow on a project funded by the Leverhulme Trust to research mid and high frequency vibrations, and as a Ford Research Fellow researching IC engine sound radiation.

Areas of expertise

  • Vibro-acoustic analysis.
  • Numerical analysis (Finite element method, Spectral finite element method).
  • Experimental methods in vibration and acoustics (including laser vibrometry).

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • Mechanical vibrations
  • Engineering Dynamics
  • Advanced Dynamics
  • NVH
  • Vehicle Crash Engineering
  • MSc projects.


Anand has supervised to completion two PhD students and one MSc by research candidate. Currently, he is supervising two industry sponsored PhD students in the areas of structural dynamics and structural-acoustics as applied to products made of polymer composite materials.


Anand's research interests span a range of topics in both lower and higher frequency vibrations and acoustics. The applications range from humanbody dynamics, soft and hard tissue vibro-acoustics to dynamic behaviour of automobiles at both lower and higher frequencies. He is actively researching:

  • Statistical structural dynamics (SEA and mid frequency vibration and acoustics), Hybrid modelling approaches applied to analysis of vibration and its effects.
  • Dynamics of hard and soft tissues, characterisation of important controlling parameters
  • Inverse methods applied to mechanical systems dynamics

Research group membership

  • Anand is an active member of Systems Modelling and Systems Integration (SMSI) Theme.

Research grants and awards

  • YASA Motors (01/06/2016 - 31/05/2021): Development of a numerical prediction model of noise and vibration in axial flux machines.
  • Wipac Ltd (01/01/2015 - 31/12/2020): Development of a robust failure prediction model for thermoplastic assembly in the automotive lamps subjected to vibration loading.



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Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • Editorial board member of Journal, Advances in Mechanical Engineering (AME), published by SAGE.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of UK.

Further details

Other experience

  • Research Fellow (funded by an EPSRC project), ISVR, University of Southampton, (2006-2007).
  • Research Fellow (funded by the Leverhulme Trust), ISVR, University of Southampton, (2003-2006).
  • Ford Research Fellow, ISVR, University of Southampton, (2002-3).
  • Senior Engineer - NVH Analysis, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, India (1994-1999).