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After graduating from Loughborough University in 2006 with a first class honours masters degree in mechanical engineering, David joined the graduate training scheme at Bombardier Transportation where he was based in the Bogies Division. After completing the graduate scheme he took the role of Dynamics and Suspension engineer, specialising in railway vehicle dynamics and suspension design.
In 2010 David joined the Rail Technology Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University which specialised in railway vehicle dynamic modelling and wheel rail interaction where he worked on a number of research and consultancy projects.
In 2012, the Rail Technology Unit staff transferred to the University of Huddersfield to form a new group specialising railway research.
David’s main area of expertise is Railway Vehicle Dynamics and Wheel/Rail Interaction.
He is also undertaking a part time PhD looking at the dynamic behaviour of Overhead Line Equipment and its interaction with vehicle pantographs.
The group’s research activities have included many EPSRC and EU funded projects including DYNOTRAIN which aimed to increase the use of computer simulation in the introduction of new railway vehicles and SUSTRAIL and SPECTRUM which aimed to increase modal shift of freight from road to rail.
David supports the groups research activities in the area of Railway Vehicle Dynamics and Wheel/Rail Interaction
Crosbee, D., Allen, P. and Carroll, R. (2017) ‘Analysis of design and performance of tram-train profiles for dual-operation running’ Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit , 231 (5), pp. 578-597. ISSN 0954-4097
Liang, B., Iwnicki, S., Zhao, Y. and Crosbee, D. (2013) ‘Railway wheel-flat and rail surface defect modelling and analysis by timefrequency techniques’ Vehicle System Dynamics , 51 (9), pp. 1403-1421. ISSN 0042-3114
Wang, R., Crosbee, D., Iwnicki, S., Zhao, Y. and Bevan, A. (2017) ‘Power regeneration in the primary suspension of a railway vehicle’. In: First International Conference on Rail Transportation, 10-12th July 2017, Chengdu, China
Shackleton, P., Bezin, Y., Crosbee, D., Molyneux-Berry, P. and Kaushal, A. (2015) ‘Development of a new running gear for the Spectrum intermodal vehicle’. In: IAVSD 24th International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, 17th - 21st August 2015, Graz, Austria
Shackleton, P., Bezin, Y., Crosbee, D., Molyneux-Berry, P. and Kaushal, A. (2015) ‘The Spectrum Bogie’. In: Engineering & Operating New Logistics for a New Parliament: Rail Freight - The Way Forward (REF Tehcnical Seminar), 15 June 2015, Institution of Civil Engineers, Great George Street, London
Crosbee, D. and Allen, P. (2015) ‘Development of a Tram-Train wheel profile for dual-operation running’. In: 1st International IMechE Stephenson Conference, 21st - 23rd April 2015, London
The IRR receives external funding from research grants and industry, undertaking projects for Network Rail, the Rail Safety and Standards Board, London Underground and many other railway industry companies.
David undertakes a host of activities related to the group’s research and enterprise activities, these include vehicle dynamics modelling using multi-body simulation software such as VAMPIRE and SIMPACK and the development of bespoke computer code for data processing. He also carries out railway track surveys, depot visits and passenger ride comfort tests.
Some notable projects include:
Undertaking a host of activities related to the group’s research and enterprise activities, these include vehicle dynamics modelling using multi-body simulation software such as VAMPIRE and SIMPACK and the development of bespoke computer code for data processing, railway track surveys, depot visits and passenger ride comfort tests.
As one of the academic supervisors for the university’s Railway Challenge team, David supervises final year undergraduate mechanical engineering projects related to the design of a 10 ¼” gauge locomotive.
For more information about the Railway Challenge, visit www.imeche.org/railwaychallenge