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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

Research Expertise and Interests

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

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Shock absorbers Engineering & Materials Science
Bearings (structural) Engineering & Materials Science
Wheels Engineering & Materials Science
Hydraulics Engineering & Materials Science
Axles Engineering & Materials Science
Wear of materials Engineering & Materials Science
Traction (friction) Engineering & Materials Science
Rails Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2012 2019

  • 13 Article
  • 8 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article
2 Citations (Scopus)

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 journalReview article

Shock absorbers
Vibrations (mechanical)
Automobile suspensions
Railroad cars

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

Coupled Dynamic Behaviour of a Transmission System with Gear Eccentricities for a High-Speed Train

Wang, Z., Yin, Z., Wang, R., Cheng, Y., Allen, P. & Zhang, W., 5 Dec 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Vehicle System Dynamics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Railroad cars
Traction (friction)
Condition monitoring
1 Citation (Scopus)
Open Access
Wear of materials
Fatigue of materials

Evaluation of Power Regeneration in Primary Suspension for a Railway Vehicle

Wang, R. & Wang, Z., 5 Sep 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers of Mechanical Engineering.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Fuel economy
Computer simulation

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

Press / Media

Energy Harvesting from Shock Absorbers to Benefit Road and Rail

Andrew Ball, Fengshou Gu, Ruichen Wang & Paul Allen


2 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment