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After graduating with a first class degree in Mechanical Engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University, Adam undertook a PhD research programme investigating the fatigue and durability performance of truck components using a combination of in-field testing and computer simulation. This PhD was part of the EPSRC ‘Total Technology’ framework and was conducted in collaboration with Leyland Trucks.

Following the completion of his PhD in 2004, Adam joined the Rail Technology Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University. During his time at the Rail Technology Unit, Adam built up a wide range of expertise and knowledge in the field of wheel-rail interface engineering, vehicle dynamics simulation and vehicle-track interaction. Adam is a Chartered Mechanical Engineering and a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

In his current role Adam has led a number of industry sponsored research and enterprise projects for various clients, such as the Rail Safety and Standards Board and Network Rail. These have included the development of new wheel profile designs for the GB rail network and detailed modelling techniques for the evaluation of wear and rolling contact fatigue damage.

Adam joined the University of Huddersfield in July 2012 where he is currently Head of Enterprise for the Institute of Railway Research. In this role Adam hopes to develop further relationships with clients and identify gaps in industrial enterprise for future development of the group.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Railway asset management
  • Improving rail vehicle dynamic performance
  • Wheel-rail interface condition monitoring and inspection

Research Degree Supervision

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Projects 2015 2019

Smart Maintenance and the Rail Traveller Experience

Iwnicki, S., Bevan, A. & Christodoulides, K.


Project: ResearchEU Government

Designing steel composition and microstructure to better resist degradation during wheel-rail contact

Bevan, A. & Molyneux-Berry, P.


Project: ResearchResearch Council

Research Output 2007 2019

  • 10 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution
  • 1 Commissioned report
  • 1 Letter

Review of Heat Treatment Technologies for the Manufacture of Premium Grade Rails

Bevan, A. & Jaiswal, J., 15 Mar 2019, (Unpublished) 41 p.

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

Heat treatment
Intellectual property
Service life

Judicious selection of available rail steels to reduce life-cycle costs

Bevan, A., Jaiswal, J., Smith, A. & Ojeda Cabral, M., 6 Oct 2018, In : Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit. 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Life cycle

Use of NDT Inspection Data to Improve Rail Damage Prediction Models

Boyacioglu, P., Bevan, A. & Vickerstaff, A., 2018, The 8th International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE 2018). London: IET, 6 p.

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

Open Access
Nondestructive examination

Prediction of RCF Damage on Underground Metro Lines

Boyacioglu, P., Bevan, A. & Vickerstaff, A., 10 Jul 2017, ICRT 2017: Railway Development, Operations, and Maintenance. Zhai, W. & Wang, K. C. P. (eds.). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), p. 207-225 18 p.

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

Open Access
Railroad tracks

Activities 2013 2018

  • 10 Oral presentation
  • 1 Invited talk

Predictive Wheel-Rail Management in London Underground: Validation and Verification

Andy Vickerstaff (Speaker), Adam Bevan (Speaker)
24 Sep 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Monitoring of Wheel Tread Crack Growth Rates and Optimisation of Reprofiling Interval

Adam Bevan (Speaker), Stephanie Klecha (Speaker)
20 Mar 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Designing Rail Steel Composition and Microstructure to Better Resist Degradation

Adam Bevan (Speaker), Jay Jaiswal (Speaker)
4 Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Power Regeneration in the Primary Suspension of a Railway Vehicle

Ruichen Wang (Speaker), David Crosbee (Speaker), Simon Iwnicki (Speaker), Adam Bevan (Speaker), Yunshi Zhao (Speaker)
11 Jul 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Deployment of Available Rail Steels to Reduce Life Cycle Costs

Adam Bevan (Speaker), Gareth Tucker (Speaker), Jay Jaiswal (Speaker)
16 Nov 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation