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Qualifications

B.Sc. (Hons.) Mechanical Engineering, M.Sc. Ph.D.

About

1988-1991 Research Assistant, Cranfield Institute of Technology

1991-1995 ITTI Finite Element Training Project Officier, University of Manchester

1995-to date Senior Lecturer, University of Glamorgan

Lecturing duties across a range of awards. Teaching Company Scheme Supervision. PhD Supervision. Member of DQAC. Award Leader and Year Tutor. Timetabling

Responsibilities

Computer Aided Design

Finite Element Analysis

Mechanics of Materials

Programme Leader for postgraduate awards in Mechanical Engineering

Publications

Accurate assessment of the brake torque on a rope-braked cycle ergometer R.S. Gordon, K.L. Franklin, J.S. Baker, B. Davies Sports Engineering, 7(3), pp131-138, 2004

Evidence of discrepancy in resistive force transmission during friction loaded high intensity cycle ergometer performance J.S. Baker, R.S. Gordon, K.L. Franklin, B. Davies Online Journal of Exercise Physiology, 8(3), pp11-17, 2005

Mechanics of a rope braked cycle ergometer flywheel and its use for physiological measurements R.S. Gordon, K.L. Franklin, J.S. Baker, B. Davies Research in Sports Medicine, 14(1), pp12-20, 2006

A study in the accuracy and precision of determining the moment of inertia for a flywheel ergometer R.S. Gordon, K.L. Franklin, J.S. Baker, B. Davies The Engineering of Sport 5, Volume 1, Ed. M Hubbard, R.D. Mehta, J.M. Pallis, ISEA, 2004

Engineering Implications on Physiological measurements using a Monark rope braked ergometer R.S. Gordon, K.L. Franklin, J.S. Baker, B Davis Joint International Meeting of the Physiological Society and the Federation of European Physiological Societies, 2005

The identification of inaccuracies of measured and calculated parameters during a Wingate high intensity exercise test using Taguchi methods K.L.Franklin, R.S.Gordon, J.S. Baker, B Davies Joint International Meeting of the Physiological Society and the Federation of European Physiological Societies, Bristol University,2005

A study into the work done in accelerating a rope braked flywheel ergometer Franklin, K.L. Gordon, R.S., The Book of the 4th International Conference on the Engineering of Sport, ISEA, 2002 (Kyoto, Japan, September 2002)

External

External examiner, Stafford University

Research

Sports Engineering, Impact & Fatigue

Effect of Impact on Fatigue Life

Engineering Analysis of Cycle Ergometry

Finite Element Analysis of Ice Axe Impacts

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