I always have a few interesting research projects on the go, on a range of topics. Everything from bi-mode trains to electric cars!

Below you’ll also see a list of my most recent papers.

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Recent Research Papers

William JB Midgley, Daniel Abrahams, Colin P Garner, Niall Caldwell (2022) Modelling and experimental validation of the performance of a digital displacement ® hydraulic hybrid truck, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering 236(4), p. 594-605, url, doi:10.1177/09544070211026196

Christopher Ward, Roger Goodall, Tim Harrison, Will Midgley (2022) Mechatronic Applications in Rail Systems and Technologies, EcoMechatronics, p. 155-175, Cham: Springer, Cham, url, doi:10.1007/978-3-031-07555-1_10

Thomas Steffen, Muhammad Saad Rafaq, Will Midgley (2022) Comparing Different Resonant Control Approaches for Torque Ripple Minimisation in Electric Machines, Actuators 2022, Vol. 11, Page 349 11(12), p. 349, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute, url, doi:10.3390/ACT11120349

Vincent Mussot, Guillaume Mercère, Thibault Dairay, Vincent Arvis, Jérémy Vayssettes (2022) Model learning of the tire–road friction slip dependency under standard driving conditions, Control Engineering Practice 121, p. 105048, Pergamon, doi:10.1016/J.CONENGPRAC.2021.105048

W J B Midgley, M. J. de C. Henshaw, S Alshuhri (2021) A systems‐engineering approach to nation‐scale problems: Municipal solid waste management in Saudi Arabia, Systems Engineering 24(6), p. 480-496, url, doi:10.1002/sys.21597

Tim J. Harrison, William J.B. Midgley, Roger M. Goodall, Christopher P. Ward (2021) Development and control of a rail vehicle model to reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit 235(10), p. 1237-1248, url, doi:10.1177/0954409721993632

Bilal M. Abdurahman, Tim Harrison, Christopher P. Ward, William J. B. Midgley (2021) An investigation into intermittent electrification strategies and an analysis of resulting CO2 emissions using a high-fidelity train model, Railway Engineering Science 29(3), p. 314-326, url, doi:10.1007/s40534-021-00248-9

Bilal M Abdurahman, Christopher Ward, Will Midgley, Tim Harrison, Roger Goodall (2021) Coupled Models with Contact Kinematics for Pantograph-Catenary Systems, IAVSD 2021

Lars Svensson, Martin Torngren (2021) Fusion of Heterogeneous Friction Estimates for Traction Adaptive Motion Planning and Control, IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Proceedings, ITSC 2021-September, p. 424-431, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., doi:10.1109/ITSC48978.2021.9564993

Ziyuan Pu, Chenglong Liu, Xianming Shi, Zhiyong Cui, Yinhai Wang (2020) Road surface friction prediction using long short-term memory neural network based on historical data, 26(1), p. 34-45, Taylor & Francis, url, doi:10.1080/15472450.2020.1780922

T. Butlin, P. Ghaderi, G. Spelman, W.J.B. Midgley, R Umehara (2019) A novel method for predicting the response variability of friction-damped gas turbine blades, Journal of Sound and Vibration 440, p. 372-398, url, doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2018.10.013

T Butlin, G Spelman, P Ghaderi, W.J.B. Midgley, R Umehara (2019) Predicting response bounds for friction-damped gas turbine blades with uncertain friction coupling, Journal of Sound and Vibration 440, p. 399-411, url, doi:10.1016/j.jsv.2018.08.037

Savvas Papadopoulos, Alessandro Galassini, Laimonas Ruksnaitis, Nabilah Farhat, Oleh Kiselychnyk, Will Midgley, Michele Degano (2019) SMART: Modular Architecture for Reliable Transportation, IECON 2019 - 45th Annual Conference of the IEEE Industrial Electronics Society, p. 7135-7140, Lisbon, Portugal: IEEE, url, doi:10.1109/IECON.2019.8926931

William JB Midgley, David Cebon (2018) Evaluation of a fuel-efficient urban delivery vehicle, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering 232(2), p. 161-174, url, doi:10.1177/0954407016689511

G Wilson, G Morrison, W Midgley, D Cebon (2016) Relationship between heavy vehicle speed limit and fleet fuel consumption on minor roads, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science 230(9), p. 1461-1478, url, doi:10.1177/0954406215573038

Marc E J Stettler, William J B Midgley, Jacob J Swanson, David Cebon, Adam M Boies (2016) Greenhouse Gas and Noxious Emissions from Dual Fuel Diesel and Natural Gas Heavy Goods Vehicles, Environmental Science & Technology 50(4), p. 2018-2026, American Chemical Society, url, doi:10.1021/acs.est.5b04240

William JB Midgley, D Cebon (2016) Control of a hydraulic regenerative braking system for a heavy goods vehicle, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering 230(10), p. 1338-1350, url, doi:10.1177/0954407015607780

W. Midgley, H. Cathcart, D. Cebon (2013) Modelling of hydraulic regenerative braking systems for heavy vehicles, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering 227(7), p. 1072-1084, url, doi:10.1177/0954407012469168

W.J.B. Midgley, D. Cebon (2012) Comparison of regenerative braking technologies for heavy goods vehicles in urban environments, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D: Journal of Automobile Engineering 226(7), p. 957-970, Technical Report CUED/C-MECH/TR.96, ISSN 0309-7420, url, doi:10.1177/0954407011433395