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Roger Goodall spent 14 years in industrial research before he took up an academic position in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough University, where he is currently Professor of Control Systems Engineering on a part-time basis. He took up the part-time professorship at University of Huddersfield in May 2013. His research is concerned with a variety of practical applications of advanced control, usually for high performance electro-mechanical systems. Specific projects are concerned with active railway vehicle suspensions, advanced sensor systems for aircraft flight control systems, and advanced concepts for control technology in general. His projects are characterised by strong industrial collaboration, having worked with companies such as Alstom, BAE Systems, Bombardier Transportation, and this is supported by excellent links with universities and research organizations worldwide.

He is particularly well known internationally for his research in active suspension technology for rail vehicles.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Applications of advanced control, principally for railway and aerospace systems
  • Active suspensions for railway vehicles
  • Condition monitoring for railway vehicles
  • Technologies for control: sensor systems, control processors, actuators

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Advanced Control Systems
  • Railway Advances Control Systems
  • Aerospace Advanced Control Systems
  • Active Suspension
  • Railway Vehicles
  • Condition Monitoring
  • Sensor Systems
  • Control Processors
  • Actuators
  • Technologies for Control

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Rails Engineering & Materials Science
Wheels Engineering & Materials Science
Controllers Engineering & Materials Science
Actuators Engineering & Materials Science
Axles Engineering & Materials Science
Mechatronics Engineering & Materials Science
Railway Mathematics
Vehicle suspensions Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 1977 2020

Combined active suspension and structural damping control for suppression of flexible bodied railway vehicle vibration

Zheng, X., Zolotas, A. & Goodall, R., 4 Feb 2019, In : Vehicle System Dynamics. 58, 2, p. 198-228 31 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Piezoelectric actuators
Decentralized control
Uncertainty analysis

Controlling a rail vehicle with independently-rotating wheels

Farhat, N., Ward, C., Shaebi, O., Crosbee, D., Stow, J., Wang, R., Goodall, R. & Whitley, M., 15 Mar 2019, (Accepted/In press) Advances in Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks: Proceedings of the 26th Symposium of the International Association of Vehicle System Dynamics, IAVSD 2019, August 12-16, 2019, Gothenburg, Sweden. Klomp, M., Bruzelius, F., Nielsen, J. & Hillemyr, A. (eds.). Springer, (Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering).

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

Robustness (control systems)
Vehicle performance

Improving the track friendliness of a four-axle railway vehicle using an inertance-integrated lateral primary suspension

Lewis, T., Li, Y., Tucker, G., Jiang, J., Zhao, Y., Neild, S., Smith, M., Goodall, R. & Dinmore, N., 12 Sep 2019, In : Vehicle System Dynamics. 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vehicle performance
Wear of materials

Developing an Inerter Model using Multibody Dynamics Software for Railway Vehicle Applications

Zhao, Y., Tucker, G., Goodall, R., Iwnicki, S., Jaing, J. Z. & Smith, M., 22 Jan 2018, Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks: Proceedings of the 25th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks (IAVSD 2017), 14-18 August 2017, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Spiryagin, M., Gordon, T., Cole, C. & McSweeney, T. (eds.). CRC Press, Vol. 2. p. 1267-1272

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

Vehicle suspensions
Software packages
Computer simulation

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Oral presentation

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