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Biography

João Pombo is Professor of Railway Technology at the Institute of Railway Research, University of Huddersfield, UK, with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering by the University of Lisbon, Portugal. He is a specialist in railway engineering with 20 years’ experience and has been involved in Research and Development (R&D) activities involving train & track dynamics, vehicle-infrastructure & pantograph-catenary interaction, wear & maintenance, structural analysis and optimization. He has led and participated in several national and international projects in close collaboration with leading international research centres and industry players. He also has more than three years’ working experience at BOMBARDIER and ALSTOM. João Pombo’s R&D work has been awarded four innovation prizes and he is author of more than 100 papers in refereed journals and international conferences. He is the editor-in-chief of the “International Journal of Railway Technology” and chairman of the "International Conference on Railway Technology" series.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Railway Engineering (Rolling Stock and Infrastructure);

  • Rail Transport Challenges (Capacity, Cost, Carbon and Customer);

  • High Speed Rail;

  • Maintenance Engineering (Predictive Maintenance);

  • Advanced Condition Monitoring (Big Data Analysis);

  • Design of Mechanical Systems;

  • Structural Analysis;

  • Design Optimization;

  • Vibration of Machines and Mechanisms;

  • Tribology and Wear;

  • Noise Control;

  • Product Development;

  • Industry Applications.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Railway Vehicles
  • Railway Tracks
  • railway wheel rail suspension fatigue damage gauging
  • Technology Entrepreneurship
  • multibody dynamics
  • vehicle-track interaction
  • vehicle dynamics

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Research Output 2003 2020

  • 31 Article
  • 28 Conference contribution
  • 3 Editorial
  • 1 Conference article
6 Citations (Scopus)

A co-simulation approach to the wheel–rail contact with flexible railway track

Antunes, P., Magalhães, H., Ambrósio, J., Pombo, J. & Costa, J., 15 Feb 2019, In : Multibody System Dynamics. 45, 2, p. 245-272 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Co-simulation
Railway
Contact
Vehicle Dynamics
Railroad tracks

A new methodology to study the pantograph-catenary dynamics in curved railway tracks

Antunes, P., Ambrosio, J., Pombo, J. & Facchinetti, A., 20 Mar 2019, In : Vehicle System Dynamics. 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Pantographs
Rails
Trajectories
Electric traction
Railroad tracks

Dynamic calibration of slab track models for railway applications using full-scale testing

Sainz-Aja, J., Pombo, J., Tholken, D., Carrascal, I., Polanco, J., Ferreño, D., Casado, J., Diego, S., Perez, A., Filho, J. E. A., Esen, A., Cebasek, T. M., Laghrouche, O. & Woodward, P., 3 Dec 2019, In : Computers and Structures. 228, p. 1-14 14 p., 106180.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Railway
Calibration
Infrastructure
Computational Model
Testing
2 Citations (Scopus)

Implementation of a non-Hertzian contact model for railway dynamic application

Magalhaes, H., Marques, F., Liu, B., Antunes, P., Pombo, J., Flores, P., Ambrosio, J., Piotrowski, J. & Bruni, S., 17 Jul 2019, In : Multibody System Dynamics. 48, 1, p. 41-78 38 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Railway
Contact
Contact Force
Model
Dynamic Simulation

On the generation of enhanced lookup tables for wheel-rail contact models

Marques, F., Pacheco Magalhaes, H., Liu, B., Pombo, J., Flores, P., Ambrosio, J., Piotrowski, J. & Bruni, S., 15 Sep 2019, In : Wear. 434-435, 202993.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Table lookup
rails
wheels
Rails
Wheels

Activities 2018 2019

  • 3 Invited talk

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

Recent Developments in the Pantograph-OLE Interface

Pedro Antunes (Speaker), Joao Pombo (Speaker)
14 Nov 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Recent Developments in the Pantograph-OLE Interface

Joao Pombo (Speaker), Pedro Antunes (Speaker)
2 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Press / Media