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I am an Industrial Fellow in the Institute of Railway Research for Innovation in Rail at the University of Huddersfield. I hold a BEng (Hons) degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Huddersfield and went on to undertake further research,  graduating in 2016 with a PhD from the University with my thesis entitled “Modelling, Testing and Analysis of a Regenerative Hydraulic Shock Absorber System” under the supervision of Prof Andrew Ball and Dr Fengshou Gu at the Centre for Efficiency and Performance Engineering (CEPE), University of Huddersfield.

Research Expertise and Interests

  • Mechanical Design and Analysis
  • Vehicle Dynamic Modelling and Simulation
  • Experimentation, Instrumentation and Testing
  • Energy Harvesting Techniques


  • vehicle dynamics
  • energy harvesting
  • wheel-rail interface
  • Modelling and Simulation
  • mechanical engineering
  • automotive
  • signal processing

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 9 Article
  • 5 Conference contribution

A Comprehensive Review on Regenerative Shock Absorber Systems

Zheng, P., Wang, R. & Gao, J., 3 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Vibration Engineering & Technologies. 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Shock absorbers
Vibrations (mechanical)
Automobile suspensions
Railroad cars

Influence of wheel-polygonal wear on the dynamic forces within the axle-box bearing of a high-speed train

Wang, Z., Allen, P., Mei, G., Wang, R., Yin, Z. & Zhang, W., 4 Jun 2019, In : Vehicle System Dynamics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bearings (structural)
Wear of materials
Dynamic analysis

Multi-objective optimization of electric multiple unit wheel profile from wheel flange wear viewpoint

Cui, D., Wang, R., Allen, P., An, B., Li, L. & Wen, Z., 1 Jan 2019, In : Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization. 59, 1, p. 279-289 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiobjective optimization
Multi-objective Optimization

Parameter Optimisation of Power Regeneration on the Hydraulic Electric Regenerative Shock Absorber System

Zheng, P., Wang, R., Gao, J. & Zhang, X. Y., 11 Jun 2019, In : Shock and Vibration. 2019, 13 p., 5727849.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
shock absorbers
Shock absorbers

Review on the Research of Regenerative Shock Absorber

Zheng, P., Gao, J., Wang, R., Dong, J. & Diao, JI., 1 Jul 2019, Proceeding of the 24th International Conference on Automation and Computing (ICAC 2018). Ma, X. (ed.). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 12 p.

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

Shock absorbers
Vibrations (mechanical)
Railroad cars
Surface roughness

Activities 2017 2018

  • 2 Oral presentation

Review on the Research of Regenerative Shock Absorber

Peng Zheng (Speaker), Jingwei Gao (Speaker), Ruichen Wang (Speaker), Jianguo Dong (Speaker), JIncheng Diao (Speaker)
6 Sep 2018

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