Portrait of Prof Roger Goodall Prof Roger Goodall

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Biography

Roger Goodall spent 14 years in industrial research before he took up an academic position in the Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering at Loughborough University, where he is currently Professor of Control Systems Engineering on a part-time basis. He took up the part-time professorship at University of Huddersfield in May 2013. His research is concerned with a variety of practical applications of advanced control, usually for high performance electro-mechanical systems. Specific projects are concerned with active railway vehicle suspensions, advanced sensor systems for aircraft flight control systems, and advanced concepts for control technology in general. His projects are characterised by strong industrial collaboration, having worked with companies such as Alstom, BAE Systems, Bombardier Transportation, and this is supported by excellent links with universities and research organizations worldwide.

He is particularly well known internationally for his research in active suspension technology for rail vehicles.

Research and Scholarship

Areas of interest include:

  • Applications of advanced control, principally for railway and aerospace systems
  • Active suspensions for railway vehicles
  • Condition monitoring for railway vehicles
  • Technologies for control: sensor systems, control processors, actuators

Publications and Other Research Outputs

Article

Davies, J., Dixon, R., Goodall, R. and Steffen, T. (2014) ‘Multi-Agent Control of High Redundancy ActuationInternational Journal of Automation and Computing , 11 (1), pp. 1-19. ISSN 1476-8186

Hubbard, P., Ward, C., Dixon, R. and Goodall, R. (2013) ‘Real Time Detection of Low Adhesion in the Wheel/Rail ContactJournal of Rail and Rapid Transport: Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F , 227 (6), pp. 623-634. ISSN 0954-4097

Ward, C., Goodall, R., Dixon, R. and Charles, G. (2012) ‘Adhesion estimation at the wheel–rail interface using advanced model-based filteringVehicle System Dynamics , 50 (12), pp. 1797-1816. ISSN 0042-3114

Dwyer, V., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2012) ‘Reliability of 2-out-of-N:G systems with NHPP failure flows and fixed repair timesInternational Journal of Reliability, Quality and Safety Engineering , 19 (01), p. 1250003. ISSN 0218-5393

Michail, K., Zolotas, A., Goodall, R. and Whidborne, J. (2012) ‘Optimised configuration of sensors for fault tolerant control of an electro-magnetic suspension systemInternational Journal of Systems Science , 43 (10), pp. 1785-1804. ISSN 0020-7721

Jiang, J., Matamoros-Sanchez, A., Goodall, R. and Smith, M. (2012) ‘Passive suspensions incorporating inerters for railway vehiclesVehicle System Dynamics , 50 (sup1), pp. 263-276. ISSN 0042-3114

Zhou, R., Zolotas, A. and Goodall, R. (2011) ‘Integrated tilt with active lateral secondary suspension control for high speed railway vehiclesMechatronics , 21 (6), pp. 1108-1122. ISSN 09574158

Ward, C., Weston, P., Stewart, E., Li, H., Goodall, R., Roberts, C., Mei, T., Charles, G. and Dixon, R. (2011) ‘Condition monitoring opportunities using vehicle-based sensorsProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit , 225 (2), pp. 202-218. ISSN 0954-4097

Goodall, R (2011) ‘Control Engineering Challenges for Railway Trains of the FutureMeasurement and Control , 44 (1), pp. 16-24. ISSN 0020-2940

Pacchioni, A., Goodall, R. and Bruni, S. (2010) ‘Active suspension for a two-axle railway vehicleVehicle System Dynamics , 48 (sup1), pp. 105-120. ISSN 0042-3114

Du, X., Dixon, R., Goodall, R. and Zolotas, A. (2010) ‘Modelling and control of a high redundancy actuatorMechatronics , 20 (1), pp. 102-112. ISSN 0957-4158

Zhou, J., Goodall, R., Ren, L. and Zhang, H. (2009) ‘Influences of car body vertical flexibility on ride quality of passenger railway vehiclesProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part F: Journal of Rail and Rapid Transit , 223 (5), pp. 461-471. ISSN 0954-4097

Persson, R., Goodall, R. and Sasaki, K. (2009) ‘Carbody tilting – technologies and benefitsVehicle System Dynamics , 47 (8), pp. 949-981. ISSN 0042-3114

Michail, K., Zolotas, A., Goodall, R. and Pearson, J. (2009) ‘Sensor Optimisation via H? Applied to a MAGLEV Suspension SystemInternational Journal of Electrical and Electronics Engineering , 3 (3), pp. 143-149. ISSN 2010-3964

Selamat, H., Yusof, R. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘Estimation Of The Wheel–Rail Contact Parameters For A Conical Solid–Axle Railway Wheelset Using Linear Integral Filter MethodJurnal Teknologi , 49 (1), pp. 27-43. ISSN 0127-9696

Zolotas, A., Wang, J. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘Reduced-order robust tilt control design for high-speed railway vehiclesVehicle System Dynamics , 46 (sup1), pp. 995-1011. ISSN 0042-3114

Orukpe, P., Zheng, X., Jaimoukha, I., Zolotas, A. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘Model predictive control based on mixed ?2/??control approach for active vibration control of railway vehiclesVehicle System Dynamics , 46 (sup1), pp. 151-160. ISSN 0042-3114

Feng, J., Li, J. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘Integrated control strategies for railway vehicles with independently-driven wheel motorsFrontiers of Mechanical Engineering in China , 3 (3), pp. 239-250. ISSN 1673-3479

Zamzuri, H., Zolotas, A. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘Tilt control design for high-speed trains: a study on multi-objective tuning approachesVehicle System Dynamics , 46 (sup1), pp. 535-547. ISSN 0042-3114

Selamat, H., Yusof, R. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘Self-tuning control for active steering of a railway vehicle with solid-axle wheelsetsIET Control Theory & Applications , 2 (5), pp. 374-383. ISSN 1751-8644

Wu, X., Chouliaras, V., Nunez-Yanez, J. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘A Novel Delta-Sigma Control System Processor and Its VLSI ImplementationIEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI) Systems , 16 (3), pp. 217-228. ISSN 1063-8210

Michail, K., Wang, J. and Goodall, R. (2007) ‘Optimised Sensor Configurations For a Maglev Suspension SystemFacta Universitatis Series: Mechanics, Automatic Control and Robotics , 6, pp. 169-184. ISSN 0354 – 2009

Book Section

Ward, C., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2010) ‘Wheel/Rail Profile Real-Time Estimation Techniques and Challenges’. In: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Railway Bogies and Running Gears, Bogie '10. : Budapest University of Technology and Economics Department of Railway Vehicles. pp. 175-184.

Steffen, T., Dixon, R., Davies, J., Goodall, R. and Pearson, J. (2010) ‘HRA - High Redundancy Actuation Overview’. In: Actuator 10 Conference Proceedings. : Messe Bremen. pp. 574-578. ISBN 9783933339126

Davies, J., Steffen, T., Dixon, R. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘Multi-agent control of a 10x10 High Redundancy Actuator’. In: Proceedings of the 23rd IAR Workshop on Advanced Control and Diagnosis. : IAR. .

Steffen, T., Davies, J., Dixon, R., Goodall, R., Pearson, J. and Zolotas, A. (2008) ‘Failure Modes and Probabilities of a High Redundancy Actuator’. In: Proceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress, 2008. : International Federation of Automatic Control. pp. 3234-3239. ISBN 9783902661005

Michail, K., Zolotas, A. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘Optimised Sensor Configuration for a Maglev Suspension’. In: Proceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress, 2008. : International Federation of Automatic Control. pp. 8305-8310. ISBN 9783902661005

Davies, J., Steffen, T., Dixon, R. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘Modelling of High Redundancy Actuation Utilising Multiple Moving Coil Actuators’. In: Proceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress, 2008. : International Federation of Automatic Control. pp. 3228-3233. ISBN 9783902661005

Du, X., Dixon, R., Goodall, R. and Steffen, T. (2008) ‘Validation of a Two by Two High Redundancy Actuator-Experimental Results’. In: Actuator 08 : 11th International Conference on New Actuators & 5th International Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems, 9-11 June 2008, Bremen, Germany : conference proceedings. : HVG Hanseatische Veranstaltungs-GmbH Division Messe Bremen. pp. 473-476. ISBN 9783933339102

Charles, G., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2008) ‘A least mean squared approach to wheel-rail profile estimation’. In: Proceedings of the 4th IET International Conference on Railway Condition Monitoring, 2008. : IEEE. . ISBN 9780863419270

Steffen, T., Dixon, R., Goodall, R. and Zolotas, A. (2008) ‘Multi-Variable Control of a High Redundancy Actuator’. In: Actuator 08 : 11th International Conference on New Actuators & 5th International Exhibition on Smart Actuators and Drive Systems, 9-11 June 2008, Bremen, Germany : conference proceedings. : HVG Hanseatische Veranstaltungs-GmbH Division Messe Bremen. pp. 473-476. ISBN 9783933339102

Charles, G., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2008) ‘Model-based condition monitoring at the wheel-rail interface’. In: Proceedings of the 20th Symposium of the International Association for Vehicle Dynamics. : Taylor & Francis. . ISBN 9780415436168

Charles, G., Dixon, R. and Goodall, R. (2008) ‘Least Squares Method Applied to Rail Vehicle Contact Condition Monitoring’. In: Proceedings of the 17th IFAC World Congress, 2008. : International Federation of Automatic Control. pp. 7451-7456. ISBN 9783902661005

Conference Item

Stow, J., Cooney, N., Goodall, R. and Sellick, R. (2017) ‘The use of wheelmotors to provide active steering and guidance for a light rail vehicle’. In: The Stephenson Conference: Research for Railways, 25th-27th April 2017, London, UK

Zhao, Y., Goodall, R., Stow, J., Cooney, N. and Hawley, J. (2017) ‘Developing a wheel motor controller for an actively steered bogie using co-simulation’. In: IAVSD 2017, 14th-18th August 2017, Queensland, Australia

Hubbard, P., Ward, C., Dixon, R. and Goodall, R. (2012) ‘Real Time Detection of Low Adhesion in the Wheel/Rail Contact’. In: RRUKA Annual Conference 2012, 8th November 2012, London, UK

Matamoros-Sanchez, A., Goodall, R., Zolotas, A., Jiang, J. and Smith, M. (2012) ‘Stability Control of a Railway Vehicle Using Absolute Stiffness and Inerters’. In: UKACC (United Kingdom Automatic Control Council) International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2012), 3rd - 5th September 2012, Glamorgan

Ward, C., Goodall, R., Dixon, R. and Charles, G. (2012) ‘Detection of Low Adhesion in the Railway Vehicle Wheel/Rail Interface: Assessment of Multi-Bodied Simulation Data’. In: UKACC (United Kingdom Automatic Control Council) International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2012), 3rd - 5th September 2012, Glamorgan

Tsunashima, H., Ward, C. and Goodall, R. (2012) ‘Condition Monitoring of Railway Vehicle Dynamics’. In: STECH '12, Green Growth and Railway System, The International Symposium on Speed-up, Safety and Service Technology for Railway and Maglev Systems, 17th - 19th September 2012, Seoul, Korea

Steffen, T., Dixon, R. and Goodall, R. (2012) ‘Invariant Control of Non-Linear Elements in a Stacked High Redundancy Actuator’. In: UKACC (United Kingdom Automatic Control Council) International Conference on Control (CONTROL 2012), 3rd - 5th September 2012, Glamorgan

Matamoros-Sanchez, A., Jiang, J., Goodall, R. and Smith, M. (2012) ‘Effects of inertance in railway vehicles with active control’. In: 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 19th - 24th August 2012, Beijing, China

Jiang, J., Goodall, R. and Smith, M. (2011) ‘Passive Suspensions Incorporating Inerters for Railway Vehicles’. In: 22nd International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, 14th - 19th August 2011, Manchester, UK

Goodall, R (2011) ‘Phase Relationships in Railway Track Geometry Data’. In: 22nd International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, 14th - 19th August 2011, Manchester, UK

Ward, C., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2011) ‘Contact Force Estimation in the Railway Vehicle Wheel-Rail Interface’. In: 18th IFAC World Congress, 28th August - 2nd September 2011, Milan, Italy , pp. 4398-4403

Prada, J., Goodall, R. and Vinolas, J. (2011) ‘Potential Ride Performance of Gas Dampers in the Railway Field’. In: 22nd International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, 14th - 19th August 2011, Manchester, UK

Konstantinos, M., Zolotas, A. and Goodall, R. (2011) ‘Simulation-Based Optimum Sensor Selection Design for an Uncertain EMS System Via Monte-Carlo Technique’. In: 18th IFAC World Congress, 28th August - 2nd September 2011, Milan, Italy , pp. 12650-12655

Sira-Ramirez, H., Matamoros-Sanchez, A. and Goodall, R. (2011) ‘Flatness Based Control of a Suspension System: A GPI Observer Approach’. In: 18th IFAC World Congress, 28th August - 2nd September 2011, Milan, Italy , pp. 11103-11108

Yusof, H., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2011) ‘Controller Strategies for Active Secondary Suspension Actuators’. In: 22nd International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, 14th - 19th August 2011, Manchester, UK

Gong, D., Sun, W., Zhou, J. and Goodall, R. (2011) ‘Effects of Active Primary Suspension on Vertical Ride Quality Control of Flexible Car Body and its Comparison with those of Active Secondary Suspension’. In: 22nd International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, 14th - 19th August 2011, Manchester, UK

Ward, C., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2011) ‘Creep force estimation at the wheel-rail interface’. In: 22nd International Symposium on Dynamics of Vehicles on Roads and Tracks, 14th - 19th August 2011, Manchester, UK , pp. 4398-4403

Goodall, R (2011) ‘Control for railways - active suspensions and other opportunities’. In: 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation (MED), 2011, 20th - 23rd June 2011, Corfu, Greece , pp. 639-643

Michail, K., Zolotas, A., Goodall, R. and Halikias, G. (2011) ‘Optimal selection for sensor fault tolerant control of an EMS system via loop-shaping robust control’. In: 19th Mediterranean Conference on Control & Automation (MED), 2011, 20th - 23rd June 2011, Corfu, Greece , pp. 1112-1117

Ward, C., Goodall, R., Dixon, R. and Charles, G. (2011) ‘Use of real time creep force estimation data for assessment of low adhesion in the wheel/rail contact’. In: 5th IET Conference on Railway Condition Monitoring and Non-Destructive Testing (RCM 2011), 29-30 November 2011, Derby Conference Centre, UK , pp. 8A2-8A2

Husof, H., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2010) ‘Assessment of Actuator Requirements for Active Railway Suspensions’. In: 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, 13th - 15th September 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts , pp. 369-376

Yusof, H., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2010) ‘Active railway suspension controllers using electro-mechanical actuation technology’. In: UKACC International Conference on Control 2010, 7th - 10th September 2010, Coventry, UK , pp. 698-703

Ward, C., Dixon, R., Charles, G. and Goodall, R. (2010) ‘Condition Monitoring of Rail Vehicle Bogies’. In: UKACC International Conference on Control 2010, 7th - 10th September 2010, Coventry, UK , pp. 1178-1183

Steffen, T., Dixon, R., Pearson, J. and Goodall, R. (2010) ‘Experimental verification of high redundancy actuation’. In: UKACC International Conference on Control 2010, 7th - 10th September 2010, Coventry, UK , pp. 996-1001

Zhou, R., Zolotas, A. and Goodall, R. (2010) ‘9 DOF railway vehicle modeling and control for the integrated tilting bolster with active lateral secondary suspension’. In: UKACC International Conference on Control 2010, 7th - 10th September 2010, Coventry, UK , pp. 1280-1285

Goodall, R (2010) ‘Control engineering challenges for railway trains of the future’. In: UKACC International Conference on Control 2010, 7th - 10th September 2010, Coventry, UK , pp. 1-10

Khan, M., Dixon, R. and Goodall, R. (2010) ‘Design and analysis of non-uniform rate digital controllers’. In: UKACC International Conference on Control 2010, 7th - 10th September 2010, Coventry, UK , pp. 530-535

Davies, J., Goodall, R., Dixon, R. and Steffen, T. (2010) ‘Development of a high redundancy actuation software demonstrator’. In: UKACC International Conference on Control 2010, 7th - 10th September 2010, Coventry, UK , pp. 246-251

Stanley, A. and Goodall, R. (2010) ‘Estimation of the Centre of Gravity of a Manoeuvring Aircraft Using Kalman Filters and the ADMIRE Aircraft Model’. In: 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, 13th - 15th September 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts , pp. 1-7

Ward, C., Dixon, R. and Goodall, R. (2010) ‘Wheel-Rail Profile Condition Monitoring’. In: UKACC International Conference on Control 2010, 7th - 10th September 2010, Coventry, UK , pp. 1184-1189

Grewal, K., Dixon, R., Goodall, R. and Pearson, J. (2010) ‘Model-Based Fault Detection & Control Design Applied to a Pneumatic Application’. In: 5th IFAC Symposium on Mechatronic Systems, 13th - 15th September 2010, Cambridge, Massachusetts , pp. 583-588

Michail, K., Zolotas, A. and Goodall, R. (2010) ‘An optimum sensor selection design framework applied to an electro-magnetic suspension system’. In: Conference on Control and Fault-Tolerant Systems (SysTol), 2010, 6th - 8th October 2010, Nice, France , pp. 684-689

Davies, J., Tsunashima, H., Goodall, R., Dixon, R. and Steffen, T. (2009) ‘Fault Detection in High Redundancy Actuation Using an Interacting Multiple-Model Approach’. In: 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, 30th June - 3rd July 2009, Barcelona, Spain , pp. 1228-1233

Steffen, T., Zolotas, A., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2009) ‘Adaptive Control of a High Redundancy Actuator Using the Geometric Approach’. In: 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, 30th June - 3rd July 2009, Spain , pp. 1581-1586

Roberts, C. and Goodall, R. (2009) ‘Strategies and Techniques for Safety and Performance Monitoring on Railways’. In: 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, 30th June - 3rd July 2009, Barcelona, Spain , pp. 746-755

Steffen, T., Michail, K., Dixon, R., Zolotas, A. and Goodall, R. (2009) ‘Optimal Passive Fault Tolerant Control of a High Redundancy Actuator’. In: 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, 30th June - 3rd July 2009, Barcelona, Spain , pp. 1234-1239

Dixon, R., Steffen, T., Davies, J., Goodall, R., Zolotas, A., Pearson, J. and Du, X. (2009) ‘HRA - Intrinsically Fault Tolerant Actuation through High Redundancy’. In: 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, 30th June - 3rd July 2009, Barcelona, Spain , pp. 1216-1221

Steffen, T., Michail, K., Dixon, R., Goodall, R. and Zolotas, A. (2009) ‘Designing a Robust Controller for a High Redundancy Actuator Using Genetic Algorithms’. In: 7th IFAC Symposium on Fault Detection, Supervision and Safety of Technical Processes, 30th June - 3rd July 2009, Spain

Goodall, R. and Speedie, G. (2009) ‘Active Secondary Suspensions for Railway Using Inter-Vehicle Actuators’. In: In (STECH'09), International Symposium on Speed-Up, Safety and Service Technology for Railway and Maglev Systems 2009, 16th - 19th June 2009, Niigata, Japan

Zhou, R., Zolotas, A. and Goodall, R. (2009) ‘Integrated Tilt and Active Lateral Secondary Suspension Control’. In: In (STECH'09), International Symposium on Speed-Up, Safety and Service Technology for Railway and Maglev Systems 2009, 16th - 19th June 2009, Niigata, Japan

Michail, K., Zolotas, A. and Goodall, R. (2009) ‘EMS Systems: Optimised Sensor Configurations for Control and Sensor Fault Tolerance’. In: In (STECH'09), International Symposium on Speed-Up, Safety and Service Technology for Railway and Maglev Systems 2009, 16th - 19th June 2009, Niigata, Japan

Hubbard, P., Goodall, R. and Dixon, R. (2008) ‘Integrated Modular Systems for Maglev Vehicle Control’. In: MAGLEV 2008, the 20th International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives, 15th - 18th December 2008, San Diego, USA

Goodall, R (2008) ‘Generalised Design Models For EMS Maglev’. In: MAGLEV 2008, the 20th International Conference on Magnetically Levitated Systems and Linear Drives, 15th - 18th December 2008, San Diego, USA

Esteem

Roger Goodall holds or has held a variety of national and international roles, including:

  • Member of the Board of Trustees of the International Association for Vehicle System Dynamics (IAVSD)  (2005-2011)

    International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC):

  • Chairman of the Technical Committee on Mechatronic Systems (2000-2005)
  • Vice-President (2008-2014)
  • IFAC Advisor (2014-)
  • Chairman of the IMechE Railway Division (2009-2010)
  • Chairman of the UK Automatic Control Council (UKACC) (2002-2005)
  • IMechE James Watt International Gold Medal (2010)

Research Degree Supervision

Current opportunities

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Enterprise Activities

Roger has undertaken a number of consultancies with industry organisations during his university career, including organisations such as RSSB, Rolls-Royce, BAE Land Systems.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Part-time Professor at the Institute of Railway Research