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h.alturbeh@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472976



Dr Hamid Alturbeh joint University of Huddersfield in February 2016 as a research\industrial fellow at Institute of Railway Research.

Dr Alturbeh has a multidisciplinary academic background with a PhD degree in aerospace engineering from Cranfield University and two master degrees; a Master by Research focused on directional drilling control systems from Cranfield University, and a Master of Science with distinction in automation and control from Newcastle University, and BEng (Hons) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

Dr Hamid is expert in modelling, simulation, and control of aerodynamic, mechanical, electrical, and electromechanical systems using different software packages

 Currently, he is conducting research projects for the Rail Safety and Standards Board (RSSB) as part of a Strategic Partnership with the University of Huddersfield. This includes projects related to modelling, simulation, and control of train braking/traction systems at very low adhesion conditions, wheel-rail contact model, and train speed estimation.

Dr Hamid is skilled in advanced control systems design, states estimation and parameters identification techniques, optimal control, model predictive control, fuzzy logic control, trajectory planning for autonomous systems, electric drives, and traction and braking control at low adhesion conditions. Expert in MATLAB/Simulink, State flow, and Simscape's packages (multibody, Electrical, Mechanical, ...etc.). And he has a good knowledge in C++, Visual Basic, Solidworks.

In addition to his academic experience, Dr Hamid has an industrial experience as he has worked for two years as a field engineer in oil and gas industry specialist in gas turbine and instrumentation.

Research and Scholarship

My research interests include:

  1. Modelling and simulation of train braking system at low adhesion conditions.
  2. Optimal control systems design.
  3. Model predictive Control (MPC),
  4. Non-linear control systems,
  5. Modelling, simulation, and control of AC and DC electric drives.
  6.  State estimation and parameter identification.
  7. Fuzzy Logic (FL) and Neural Networks (NN) techniques.
  8. Collision avoidance and trajectory planning for autonomous vehicles.

Publications and Other Research Outputs

Conference Item

Alturbeh, H., Whidborne, J., Luk, P. and Bayliss, M. (2015) ‘Control of a Rotary Steerable System Directional Drilling Tool Roll-Stabilised Control Unit’. In: International Conference on Systems Engineering 2015, 8th- 10th September, Coventry, UK

Alturbeh, H. and Whidborne, J. (2014) ‘Real-time obstacle collision avoidance for fixed wing aircraft using B-splines’. In: UKACC International Conference on Control 2014, 9th - 11th July 2014, Loughborough, UK , pp. 115-120

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