Institute of Railway Research

  • United Kingdom

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The Institute of Railway Research within the School of Computing and Engineering at The University of Huddersfield is a world leading centre in the field of railway engineering and risk. 

Our research has helped to improve the knowledge of the way in which railway vehicles interact with the track including key performance aspects such as suspension peformance, wheel-rail contact, traction and braking. In partnership with industry and academic partners, this work has led to a number of tools and techniques being developed which are now used to predict deterioration of railway wheels and rails, to optimise the vehicle track interface, to increase safety and reliability levels, reduce cost and improve performance of the railway system.

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    Research Output

    Active suspension in railway vehicles: a literature survey

    Fu, B., Giossi, R. L., Persson, R., Stichel, S., Bruni, S. & Goodall, R., 9 Mar 2020, In : Railway Engineering Science. 28, 1, p. 3-35 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    A Dedicated Control Design Methodology for Improved Tilting Train Performance

    Magalhães, H., Antunes, P., Pombo, J. & Ambrósio, J., 14 Feb 2020, Advances in Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks: Proceedings of the 26th Symposium of the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics, IAVSD 2019. Klomp, M., Bruzelius, F., Nielsen, J. & Hillemyr, A. (eds.). Springer, p. 72-81 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  • Projects


    • 7 Oral presentation
    • 1 Invited talk

    The 12th World Congress on Railway Research (WCRR 2019)

    Roger Goodall (Speaker), Riccardo Licciardello (Speaker), Sebastian Stichel (Speaker), Peter Hughes (Speaker)
    30 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    Digital BowTies for safety delivery on the GB railways

    Coen Van Gulijk (Speaker), Miguel Figueres Esteban (Speaker), Liz Davies (Speaker), Peter Hughes (Speaker), Rawia El Rashidy (Speaker)
    29 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    UKRRIN Centre of Excellence in Rolling Stock: Developing Pantograph-OLE Numerical Analysis Tools to Support the Rail Industry

    Pedro Antunes (Speaker), Joao Pombo (Contributor to Paper or Presentation)
    19 Jun 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Press / Media

    Preparing for digitalisation: There’s no time to lose

    Paul Singh


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other

    £120,000 project to eliminate freight train carbon emissions

    Paul Allen & Messaoud Mehafdi


    2 items of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    Enabling better performance


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Other