John A. "Bert" Sweetman


Sweetman, John A

Office: PMEC 216 (Galveston)
Phone: 409.740.4834

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Research Interests

  • Development of new methods to apply random vibration theory to better understand vortex induced vibration of marine risers
  • New structural health monitoring methodologies
  • Statistical prediction of extreme values in non-linear dynamic systems subject to these random processes


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, 2003
  • MEng, Texas A&M University, 1987
  • B.S., University of Michigan, 1986

Selected Publications

Sweetman, B., and Wang, L. ``The Momentum Cloud Method for Dynamic Simulation of Rigid Body Systems" ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, In Press.

Wang, L. and Sweetman, B., ``Multibody Dynamics of Floating Wind Turbines with Large-Amplitude MotionSimulation of Large-Amplitude Motion" Applied Ocean Research, In Press.

Wang, L. and Sweetman, B., ``Simulation of Large-Amplitude Motion of Floating Wind Turbines using Conservation of Momentum" Ocean Engineering, Volume 42, Pg 155-164, March 2012.

Sweetman, B. and Wang, L., ``Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Dynamics: Large-Angle Motions in Euler-Space" Journal of Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering, OMAE-10-1056, 134(3), August 2012.

Swartz, Andrew, Lynch, Jerome P., Choi, Meunkeun, Zerbst, Stephen M., and Sweetman, Bert and Rolfes, Raimond, ``Structural Monitoring of Wind Turbines using Wireless Sensor Networks" Smart Structures and Systems, April 2010, Volume 6, Issue 3.