Dynamics researcher, Dr Jason Zheng Jiang, receives 'best paper' award from the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
31 October 2016
Dr Jason Zheng Jiang has been awarded the 2015 IMechE John Jarrett Davis Prize, for the best paper on a railway related topic
IMechE best paper award for dynamics researcher
Dynamics and control researcher, Jason Zheng Jiang has been awarded the 2015 IMechE John Jarrett Davis Prize, for the best paper on a railway related topic. He attended the Railway Division Awards Ceremony and guest lecture at the IMechE headquarters in London on October 17 2016 to collect the award.
The paper, which was in collaboration with researchers from Loughborough University and The University of Cambridge, is titled ‘Passive suspensions for ride quality improvement of two-axle railway vehicles’, and was published in the IMechE Journal of Rail and Rapid Transport. In this research project, an advanced passive control methodology was used to demonstrate the potential ride-quality improvement of a two-axle railway vehicle by means of inerter-based suspensions.
Dr. Jason Zheng Jiang explains that: ‘This paper highlights the significant advantages of inerter-based passive absorbers on the dynamic performance of railway vehicles. This study and other on-going work at the University of Bristol will contribute to making railway vehicles safer, as well as lighter and more cost effective. We are extremely honoured to be awarded the John Jarrett Davis Prize and are grateful to the Institution of Mechanical Engineers for recognizing our work’.