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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

  • 6 Article
  • 4 Conference contribution

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
3 Citations (Scopus)

Multipath Ultrasonic Gas Flow-Meter Based on Multiple Reference Waves

Zhou, H., Ji, T., Wang, R., Ge, X., Tang, X. & Tang, S., Jan 2018, In : Ultrasonics. 82, p. 145-152 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gas flow
cross correlation
transit time
ultrasonic radiation

Review on wave energy technologies and power equipment for tropical reefs

Tao, L., Gao, J., Wang, R. & Dong, J., 26 Oct 2017, 2017 23rd IEEE International Conference on Automation and Computing: Addressing Global Challenges through Automation and Computing. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 6 p. 8082094

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

Open Access
Coral Reefs
Electric Power Supplies
Costs and Cost Analysis
2 Citations (Scopus)
Open Access
Bearings (structural)
Rotating machinery
Failure analysis
Feature extraction

A novel manifold learning denoising method on bearing vibration signals

Gao, J., Wang, R., Hu, L. & Zhang, R., 15 Feb 2016, In : Journal of Vibroengineering. 18, 1, p. 175-189 15 p., 1882.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Bearings (structural)
Signal denoising
Data compression
Fault detection
Failure analysis

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